Dead Man Walking Tickets
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New York, NY

Dead Man Walking Tickets

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Dead Man Walking Tickets

About Dead Man Walking

American composer Jake Heggie’s masterpiece, the most widely performed new opera of the last 20 years, has its highly anticipated Met premiere, in a haunting new production by Ivo van Hove. 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 Tony and Emmy Award–winner Terrence McNally. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium for this landmark premiere, 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.

Start date

September 26th, 2023

End date

October 21st, 2023


Opera, Classical

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90 Reviews



536 Reviews | 153 Followers

See it if into an intense work, Van Hove's spare style with live video, and great performances. Some truly strong scenes.

Don’t see it if well... not an easy watch, and this drags in parts, but the effect reminded me of the best classic tragic operas, just closer to home.



171 Reviews | 56 Followers
Great orchestra, Masterful, Epic, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Modern stark monochromatic opera with Ivo van Hove's trademark use of multimedia video cameras & screens which mostly worked except for the

Don’t see it if Themes of extreme violence, religion, and capital punishment may be triggering for some.

A Sky Full of Stars

A Sky Full of Stars

145 Reviews | 29 Followers
Wonderful composition and libretto, Innovative projection design, Political, Powerful, Great introduction to opera

See it if you are curious about opera conventions: characters talking to themselves, highly dramatic moments, broad themes, big chorus, violence, etc

Don’t see it if you’re not open to seeing an opera: lots of vibrato, reading along, characters alone on stage thinking about an unfair/messed up world



542 Reviews | 136 Followers
Gorgeous music, Powerful production, Moving

See it if you're looking for a top-notch gut punching performance of a stunning contemporary opera, with great voices and outstanding use of video.

Don’t see it if you don't care for a show dealing with the topic of capital punishment, graphic depiction of brutal violence and rape, or lengthy operas.

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, United States, 10023


Elevator access, wheelchair access, accessible listening devices, Braille and large print programs

Show schedule

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