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Eiffel Art Studios: Bánffy StageÉszaki Műhely Kőbánya, Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary
2020 March 06, 07, 08, 14 at 20:00

Visual concert in two acts, in English, with Hungarian and English surtitles

Hungarian premiere

Jake Heggie’s opera Dead Man Walking vividly shows the reality of the death penalty and the inner conflicts of the condemned and those who are attempting to help them. Based on Sister Helen Prejean’s book recounting actual events, Heggie’s first opera has already been staged in 40 productions on five continents. Reprising his role in the work’s Hungarian premiere is the male lead from an American production: David Adam Moore prepared for the part by actually visiting the death row of the prison depicted in the piece. The Hungarian audience will get to see this contemporary opera in a concert version supplemented by a visual display created by young multi-media artists and incorporating Moore’s own documentary photographs.

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