DEAD MAN WALKING | 2019 festival

2018/19 SEASON

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 2 pm

Performances at The Grand (818 N. Market St., Wilmington)

Tickets starting at $29
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Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Terrence McNally
Based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean

A powerful tale of grief, mercy, and redemption, Dead Man Walking is hailed as one of the most important operas of our time. Based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean which also inspired the Oscar-winning film, it explores the complex relationship between Louisiana death row inmate Joseph De Rocher and Prejean, the nun who becomes his reluctant spiritual adviser. With a brilliant score by Jake Heggie and a gripping libretto by Terrence McNally, this modern masterpiece has stunned audiences with realism and haunting eloquence since its 2000 premiere. Performed in English with English supertitles.

Starring Timothy Mix as Joseph De Rocher, Aleks Romano as Sister Helen Prejean, Adrienne Danrich as Sister Rose, and Jenni Bank as Mrs. De Rocher. Directed by Octavio Cardenas. Conducted by Jerome Shannon.

This opera contains explicit content and is not recommended for patrons under 15. Due to a graphic depiction of a sexual assault, late seating will be available after the opening scene.

Dead Man Walking was commissioned by the San Francisco Opera. By arrangement with Bent Pen Music. Sole Agent: Bill Holab.

CAST

l to r:   TIM MIX (BARITONE), ALEKS ROMANO (MEZZO-soprano), ADRIENNE DANRICH (SOPRANO), JENNI BANK (mezzo-soprano)

l to r: TIM MIX (BARITONE), ALEKS ROMANO (MEZZO-soprano), ADRIENNE DANRICH (SOPRANO), JENNI BANK (mezzo-soprano)

 

 

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Photos by Joe del Tufo/Moonloop Photography


ENHANCE & EXPLORE

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PRE-PERFORMANCE LECTURES

Enhance your Festival experience! Please join us for informative talks prior to each Festival performance, one hour before curtain. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. (Lectures take place in the Parquet Circle of Copeland Hall in The Grand) Admission to lectures is free.

SCHEDULE
April 27, 6:30 pm:
Octavio Cardenas (director, Dead Man Walking)
April 28, 1 pm: Fenlon Lamb (director, Scalia/Ginsburg) & Cynthia du Pont Tobias (director, Trial by Jury)
May 3, 6:30 pm: Sara Jobin (conductor, Scalia/Ginsburg & Trial by Jury)
May 4, 1 pm: Jerome Shannon (conductor, Dead Man Walking)

Pre-performance Speakers (L TO R):  Octavio Cardenas AND JEROME SHANNON ( DEAD MAN WALKING ); Cynthia du Pont Tobias, Fenlon Lamb, Sara Jobin ( SCALIA/GINSBURG & TRIAL BY JURY )

Pre-performance Speakers (L TO R): Octavio Cardenas AND JEROME SHANNON (DEAD MAN WALKING); Cynthia du Pont Tobias, Fenlon Lamb, Sara Jobin (SCALIA/GINSBURG & TRIAL BY JURY)

 
 

 
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Q&A AND BOOK DISCUSSION WITH SISTER HELEN PREJEAN

We are proud to partner with First & Central Presbyterian Church and Market Street Music for a special book discussion and Q&A with Sister Helen Prejean at First & Central on April 27. Sister Helen will share her story about counseling death-row inmate Elmo Patrick Sonnier and others, and how her advocacy work continues today. Admission is free. Space is limited so reservations are required.

WHEN: April 27, 3:30 pm 
WHERE: First & Central Presbyterian Church (1101 N. Market St.)
RESERVATIONS: This event is now closed.

These programs are partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.