MET: Dead Man Walking

MET: Dead Man Walking


MLT Sat, Oct 21, 2023 12:55 PM


American composer Jake Heggie’s masterpiece, the most widely performed new opera of the last 20 years, has its highly anticipated Met premiere, in a haunting new production by Ivo van Hove. Based on Sister Helen Prejean’s memoir about her fight for the soul of a condemned murderer, Dead Man Walking matches the high drama of its subject with Heggie’s beautiful and poignant music and a brilliant libretto by Terrence McNally. 

Libretto by Terrence McNally - Based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean

New Production/Met Premiere

Yannick Nezet-Seguin; Latonia (Sister Rose), Joyce DiDonato (Sister Helen Prejean), Susan Graham (Mrs. Patrick De Rocher), Ryan McKinny (Joseph De Rocher)

Ivo van Hove (Production); Jan Versweyveld (Set and Lighting Designer), An D'Huys (Costume Designer), Christopher Ash (Projection Designer), Tom Gibbons (Sound Designer)

All taxes and fees are included in the ticket price.

The show is in the MLT.