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Dead Man WalkingNew production

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Lyric Opera HouseChicago, Illinois, IL60606, United States
November 02 19:30, November 06 19:00, November 10 14:00, November 13 14:00, November 16 19:30, November 22 19:00
Performers
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Nicole PaiementConductor
Leonard FogliaDirector
Michael McGartySet Designer
Jess GoldsteinCostume Designer
Patricia RacetteSopranoSister Helen Prejean
Ryan McKinnyBass-baritoneJoseph De Rocher
Susan GrahamMezzo-sopranoMrs. Patrick De Rocher
Whitney MorrisonSopranoSister Rose
Clay HilleyTenorFather Grenville
Gordon HawkinsBaritoneGeorge Benton
Michael BlackChoirmaster / chorus director
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus
Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra

A young couple is brutally killed, and the convicted murderer, Joseph De Rocher, sits on death row. Sister Helen Prejean agrees to be his spiritual adviser. As she meets his family, and the families of his victims, she begins questioning every attitude she has about how human beings treat each other. Based on real-life events, Jake Heggie’s music and Terrence McNally’s libretto explore the nature of friendship and forgiveness in the most profound ways. Hugely acclaimed in major houses internationally, Dead Man Walking is widely acknowledged as one of the most riveting operas of the 21st century. It simply demands to be seen.

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