Dead Man Walking is the first opera by Jake Heggie with a libretto by Terrance McNally
Dead Man Walking is the first opera by Jake Heggie, with a libretto by Terrence McNally. It is based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean that first found international fame when it was made into a film starring Susan Sarandon.
The story follows a nun who offers counselling to a convicted killer on death row, and later to his victims’ families.
This opera features WNO Youth Opera Chorus, Youth Opera Alumni, WNO Chorus and guest artists.