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Composer: Heggie, Jake (b. 1961)

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Year of birth1961
NationalityUnited States
Period20th century
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ChicagoDead Man WalkingNew production

Heggie: Dead Man Walking
Nicole Paiement; Leonard Foglia; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Michael McGarty; Jess Goldstein; Patricia Racette; Ryan McKinny

AmsterdamOlivia Vermeulen: 'Dirty Minds'

© Felix Broede
Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Eisler, Wolf, Weill, Debussy, Berg, Schoenberg, Bolcom, Heggie
Olivia Vermeulen; Jan Philip Schulze

BudapestDead Man WalkingNew production

Dead Man Walking
Heggie: Dead Man Walking
András Almási-Toth; Hungarian State Opera; Krisztina Lisztopád

GlasgowDead Man Walking

Heggie: Dead Man Walking
James Holmes; Caroline Clegg; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

San FranciscoIf I Were You

Heggie: If I Were You
Nicole Paiement; Keturah Sitckann
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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.
****1
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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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Spanish première for Heggie's Dead Man Walking

Joyce DiDonato (Sister Helen) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Jake Heggie's story of redemption captivated the Teatro Real audience thanks to a solid cast and an effective production
****1
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Arrestingly effective: Dead Man Walking at Minnesota Opera

Dennis Petersen (Father Grenville) and Catherine Martin (Sister Helen) © Cory Weaver
Dead Man Walking is currently the most frequently performed contemporary American opera. Joel Ivany's staging, first mounted in Vancouver, opened recently at Minnesota Opera just days after the opera's Spanish première in Madrid. 
****1
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