Monday | 11.12.23

Monthly Screenings
Dead Man Walking
By Jake Heggie |
Date Time Hall Event Code Tickets
Saturday 23.12.23 19:30 Cinematheque 1
2023-12-23 19:30:00 2023-12-23 22:30:00 Asia/Jerusalem Dead Man Walking Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque
Monday 25.12.23 19:30 Cinematheque 1
2023-12-25 19:30:00 2023-12-25 22:30:00 Asia/Jerusalem Dead Man Walking Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Dead Man Walking

Jake Heggie’s powerful work has its highly anticipated Met premiere in a 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 poignant music and a libretto by Tony and Emmy Award–winner Terrence McNally. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium, with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato starring as Sister Helen. The cast also features bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as the death-row inmate Joseph De Rocher, soprano Latonia Moore as Sister Rose, and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham—who sang Helen Prejean in the opera’s 2000 premiere—as De Rocher’s mother.

Librettist: Terrence McNally

Production: Ivo van Hove

Set and Lighting Designer: Jan Versweyveld

Costume Designer: An D’Huys

Projection Designer: Christopher Ash

Sound Designer: Tom Gibbons

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Conductor), Latonia Moore (Sister Rose), Joyce DiDonato (Sister Helen Prejean), Susan Graham (Mrs. Patrick De Rocher), Ryan McKinny (Joseph De Rocher)