The author of “Dead Man Walking” sends a special message to Louisville in advance of Kentucky Opera’s production based on her book.
Suggested Recordings Heggie: Dead Man Walking Heggie: Dead Man Walking (Live recording of 2000 world premiere production)
Dead Man Walking In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean agreed to serve as spiritual advisor to convicted murderer Patrick Sonnier; two years later, she did the same for Robert Lee Willie. In this memoir of Prejean’s introduction to the capital punishment system, we come to know two condemned men she advises and ultimately accompanies to their […]
The Journey of Dead Man Walking by Jake Heggie It’s hard to believe now, but when Terrence McNally and I first met in New York in 1996 to discuss a possible opera collaboration, it was a comic work that the producer had in mind. Something light and celebratory for the millennium. Being almost completely unknown […]