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Dead Man Walking at Teatro Real, Madrid 2018

Dead Man Walking at Teatro Real, Madrid 2018

Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Terrence McNally
Based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean

On January 26, 2018, the Teatro Real presented the Spanish premiere of Dead Man Walking, the first opera by composer Jake Heggie, based on a non-fiction book of the same name by Sister Helen Prejean. Dead Man Walking – slang in American prisons for a prisoner on death row as he walks from his cell to the electric chair – is a reflection on the death penalty, and at the same time, a study in the redemptive power of love.

At the Teatro Real, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato gave life to Sister Helen Prejean, protagonist of the drama, while the musical direction was in the hands of Mark Wigglesworth, and the stage direction, by Leonardo Foglia.

Genre: Opera in two acts
Conductor : Jake Heggie
Duration: 151′
Format: HD

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