Opera Scotland

Dead Man Walking

Music

Jake Heggie (born West Palm Beach, Florida, 31 March 1961).

Text

Terrence McNally.

Source

Book (1993) Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the US by Sister Helen Prejean CSJ.

 

Premieres

First Performance: San Francisco (War Memorial Opera House), 7 October 2000.

First Performance in UK: London (Barbican Hall), 20 February 2018 (semi-staged)

First Performance in Scotland: Glasgow (New Athenaeum Theatre), 18 May 2019.

The Cast

Antony de Rocher
 Joseph's brother and accomplice
Father Grenville
 Prison Chaplain
First Mother
 
George Benton
 Prison Warden
Howard Boucher
 father of the murdered boy
Jade Boucher
 mother of the murdered boy
Joseph de Rocher
 
Kitty Hart
 mother of the murdered girl
Motorcycle Cop
 
Mrs Charlton
 
Mrs Patrick de Rocher
 mother of Joseph and Antony
Older Brother
 of Joseph and Antony
Owen Hart
 father of the murdered girl
Paralegal
 
Prison Guard 1
 
Prison Guard 2
 
Sister Catherine
 
Sister Helen Prejean
 
Sister Lillianne
 
Sister Rose
 
Solo Inmate 1
 
Solo Inmate 2
 
Solo Inmate 3
 
Solo Inmate 4
 
Solo Inmate 5
 
Teenage Boy
 
Teenage Girl
 
Younger Brother
 of Joseph and Antony

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