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DEAD MAN WALKING
By Jake Heggie
Libretto By Terrence McNally
March 17 & 19, 2017
Performed in English at the Saenger Theatre
* For mature audiences due to graphic content and profanity
Based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean
This Opera was commissioned by the San Francisco Opera
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When the young Sister Helen Prejean agrees to write to a convict on Death Row, her life is forever changed. As society’s demand for retribution and vengeance attempts to find resolution through the Christian ideals of love and forgiveness, we follow Sister Helen’s emotionally powerful journey. One of the most gripping and important operas of the new century, Heggie’s Dead Man Walking is filled with incredibly beautiful music of cinematic proportion.