Met Live in HD: Dead Man Walking

Met Live in HD: Dead Man Walking

Live Broadcasts | 11/4/2023 | 12:55PM

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Pre-Opera Lecturer: Tim Snider – Attorney and host of WTJU’s Sunday Opera Matinee

Sung in: English
Approximate Run Time: 3 hours and 14 minutes with an intermission after Act 1

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 Tony and Emmy Award–winner Terrence McNally. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium for this landmark premiere, with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato starring as Sister Helen. The outstanding cast also features bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as the death-row inmate Joseph De Rocher, soprano Latonia Moore as Sister Rose, and legendary mezzo-soprano Susan Graham—who sang Helen Prejean in the opera’s 2000 premiere—as De Rocher’s mother. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

Image credits: Paola Kudacki/Met Opera


About the Met Live in HD:

In December 2006, The Metropolitan Opera launched The Met Live in HD, a series of performance transmissions shown live in high definition in movie theaters around the world. The series expanded from an initial six transmissions to ten in the 2014-15 season and today reaches more than 2,000 venues in 73 countries across six continents. The Live in HD performances are later also shown on public television, and a number of them have been released on DVD. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education and the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the Met has developed a nationwide program for students to attend Live in HD transmissions for free in their schools. The Paramount began broadcasting during the 2008-09 season and is pleased to continue to present this series for the community.


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Ticket Prices

  • $ 20.00 Student
  • $ 24.00 Senior
  • $ 26.00 Adult

Schedule of Events

  • November 4, 2023 | 12:55PM
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Cast

  • Latonia Moore as "Sister Rose"
  • Joyce DiDonato as "Sister Helen Prejean"
  • Ryan McKinny as "Joseph De Rocher"
  • Susan Graham as "Mrs. Patrick De Rocher"

Composer

Jake Heggie

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