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Dead Man Walking


Wednesday, March 8, 2017 7:30PM
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Dead Man Walking





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Dead Man Walking


Music by Jake Heggie, Libretto by Terrence McNally
Based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean
This opera was commissioned by the San Francisco Opera


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 redemption, and forgiveness. Dead Man Walking is an unforgettable musical and theatrical tour de force.

Steven Osgood, Conductor | Kristine McIntyre, Director

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.

Production Information


Season and Production Sponsored by:

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National Endowment for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts - Financial Assistance Acknowledgement


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Neighborhood Tourism Development Fund Neighborhood Tourism Development Fund - Financial Assistance Acknowledgement


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