March 4 - 12, 2017
Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
A Journey of Faith
One of the most frequently performed contemporary operas in recent years, Dead Man Walking
is the story of a profound spiritual journey taken by a nun and a convicted killer about to face the ultimate sentence. Based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean, the opera delves into the conflict between the act of murder, society’s demand for retribution and the Christian foundation of redemption and forgiveness. Dead Man Walking
is an unforgettable experience and promises to leave you stunned and breathless.
Estimated run time of 2 hours and 43 minutes including one 20 minute intermission. Sung in English with English subtitles. Please note: Dead Man Walking
will contain brief nudity, graphic violence and explicit language.