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Composer: Heggie, Jake (b. 1961)

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Year of birth1961
NationalityUnited States
Period20th century
July 2020
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AmsterdamLilian Farahani and Maurice Lammerts van Bueren

© Allard Willemse
Heggie, Strauss R., Poulenc, Ramirez, Granados, Piazzolla
Lilian Farahani; Maurice Lammerts van Bueren

LondonAilish Tynan, Iain Burnside

Wolf, Duparc, Berlioz, Bachelet, Strauss R., Ives, Heggie, Larsen, Bolcom
Ailish Tynan; Iain Burnside

New York CityDead Man WalkingNew production

Heggie: Dead Man Walking
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Ivo van Hove; Metropolitan Opera; Kensho Watanabe; Jan Versweyveld; An D'Huys; Latonia Moore
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Riotous American repertoire from the Hallé

Cristian Măcelaru © Adriane White
Cristian Măcelaru conducts The Hallé in music by Copland, Bernstein and Gershwin, plus his own arrangement of Jake Heggie's Moby Dick.
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Dead Man Walking receives thrilling UK staged premiere at RCS

Carolyn Holt (Sister Helen) © Tim Morozzo

Dead Man Walking receives its UK stages premiere at RCS with two barnstorming central performances and a huge cast. Conductor James Holmes brought this modern American classic to passionate life.

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Atlanta Opera presents Dead Man Walking

Jamie Barton (Sister Helen Prejean) and Michael Mayes (Joseph De Rocher) © Jeff Roffman
Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking is credited as being the most performed 21st-century opera, and with good reason.
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Heggie creates a new holiday tradition for the opera world

Golda Schultz (Clara) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
A wonderfully realized production at San Francisco Opera of Jake Heggie's operatic version of a holiday classic. 
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Crime, punishment, forgiveness, redemption: Dead Man Walking finally reaches London

Michael Mayes (Joseph de Rocher) © Mark Allan | Barbican
Jake Heggie's spectacular vocal writing combine with Terence McNally's perfectly paced libretto to provide intense music drama which forces you to confront darkness.
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