Mount Vernon, Washington

The Met Live in HD: Dead Man Walking (Heggie)

Saturday, Apr 17, 9:55 am

Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking – Met Premiere (First Time Live in HD)


Based on Sister Helen Prejean’s bestselling memoir exploring the morality and personal impact of the death penalty, American composer Jake Heggie and librettist Terrence McNally’s modern masterpiece was hailed at its San Francisco premiere as “the most compelling new American opera in decades” by The Wall Street Journal. This season, director Ivo van Hove gives Heggie’s masterpiece its Met premiere, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and starring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as Sister Helen. The cast also features baritone Etienne Dupuis as the condemned inmate Joseph De Rocher, soprano Latonia Moore as Sister Rose, and mezzo- soprano Susan Graham, who sang Prejean at the 2000 world premiere, as De Rocher’s mother.


Tentative Run Time: 3:10


Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Condutor); Latonia Moore (Sister Rose), Joyce DiDonato (Sister Helen Prejean), Susan Graham (Mrs. Patrick De Rocher), Etienne Dupuis (Joseph De Rocher)


Stassya Pacheco returns for a pre-opera lecture prior to every Saturday live transmission, 30 minutes before the start time.  Also, we offer the option of pre-ordering your lunch from the Skagit Valley Food Co-op. Pre-order lunches are made up during the opera and ready for you to enjoy during the intermission.


Advance Tickets: Adult $23, Senior $21, Student (with I.D.) and  $19, Child (12 and under) $17, plus applicable fees. Lincoln Theatre Members receive $2 off all price levels. Full Season Subscribers receive an additional 10%