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“Dead Man Walking” with Lyric Opera
November 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Lyric Opera presents Dead Man Walking with select Chicago Children’s Choir singers cast as the children’s chorus.
About Dead Man Walking
By Jake Heggie & Terrence McNally
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.
Language: Sung in English with projected English text
Running Time: 2 hours, 55 minutes with 1 intermission
Content Advisory: Please be advised that this opera contains nudity, graphic violence and explicit language.
Performances take place at the following dates and times:
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:00pm
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 2:00pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00pm