Dead Man Walking
Thursday, July 17 at 8:00 pm
In 2014, Central City Opera will bring Jake Heggie’s opera Dead Man Walking to the stage for eight performances opening July 5 and running through July 25. Based on the extraordinary book of the same name by Sister Helen Prejean C.S.J. (which also inspired an award-winning movie starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn), Dead Man Walking was Heggie’s first opera, with a libretto by Terrence McNally. It premiered in 2000 at the San Francisco Opera, and has since been performed numerous times across the United States and throughout Europe. "It was a triumph beyond what even its most optimistic boosters could have predicted" wrote the San Francisco Chronicle.
Performed in English.
Parental advisory: Contains graphic violence, explicit language and some nudity.