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Heggie/McNally's Dead Man Walking at Houston Grand Opera
Seeded by houstongrandopera on 27 Sep 2010
Author: hgopera
Dead Man Walking Purchase tickets online at or call 713-228-6737 Music by Jake Heggie, Libretto by Terrence McNally, Based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean. A story of compassion and redemption, Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking has played to sold-out houses across the U.S. and Europe in the decade since its premiere. Joseph De Rocher (Philip Cutlip) leads a lonely life on death row until Sister Helen Prejean (Joyce DiDonato) arrives as his spiritual advisor. Legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade marks her farewell to the operatic stage with these appearances as De Rocher's mother and Measha Brueggergosman makes her HGO debut as Sister Rose. Patrick Summers—who conducted the opera's world premiere a decade ago as well as the acclaimed recording on Erato—conducts Houston Grand Opera's performances, Leonard Foglia directs. Adult content: contains strong language, nudity, and depictions of sexual activity and violence.