Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking review: Strong performances from all the cast

Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking review: Strong performances from all the cast
 

Based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean it tells the Louisiana nun’s story of how she became spiritual adviser to a condemned man accused of a horrific double murder.
The book found international fame in 1995 when it was made into a film starring Susan Sarandon.
Heggie, working with librettist Terrence McNally, seized on the subject for his first opera, premiered in 2000 and now in its 60th international production.
Director Leonard Foglia’s semi-staging opens to a chilling enactment of the murders as a teenage courting couple are ambushed by two men, one of them being the condemned man... read more

 
25 February 2018 in Entertainment, Views: 50
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