The 2023-2024 Season of The Metropolitan Opera’s Live Simulcast Opera Performances begins on Saturday, October 21, 2023 with “Dead Man Walking”. Sun Valley Opera and Broadway will present its MET HD Live Simulcast Operas at the Magic Lantern Theater in Ketchum.
“Dead Man Walkin”g is based on Sister Helen Prejean’s memoir about her fight for the soul of a condemned murderer. “Dead Man Walking” matches the high drama of its subject with Heggie’s beautiful and poignant music and a brilliant libretto by Terrence McNally. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium, with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato starring as Sister Helen. The outstanding cast also features bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as the death-row inmate Joseph De Rocher, soprano Latonia Moore as Sister Rose, and legendary mezzo-soprano Susan Graham—who sang Helen Prejean in the opera’s 2000 premiere—as De Rocher’s mother.
Content Advisory: “Dead Man Walking” contains a depiction of a rape and murder, as well as other adult themes and strong language.