Dead Man Walking / Chicago

Chicago, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 - Friday, November 22nd, 2019
Doors 06:30 PM / Show 07:30 PM
This event is All ages 
Lyric Opera of Chicago20 N Upper Wacker DrChicago, IL 
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Dead Man Walking
By Jake Heggie & Terrence McNally

A young couple is brutally killed, and the convicted murderer, Joseph De Rocher, sits on death row. Sister Helen Prejean agrees to be his spiritual adviser. As she meets his family, and the families of his victims, she begins questioning every attitude she has about how human beings treat each other. Based on real-life events, Jake Heggie’s music and Terrence McNally’s libretto explore the nature of friendship and forgiveness in the most profound ways. Hugely acclaimed in major houses internationally, Dead Man Walking is widely acknowledged as one of the most riveting operas of the 21st century. It simply demands to be seen.

- Sung in English with projected English text
Running Time
- 2 hours, 55 minutes with 1 intermission