Dead Man Walking: An Opera by Jake Heggie 7/13/24, 7/14/24

Dead Man Walking: An Opera by Jake Heggie
Saturday, 07/13/2024-07/14/2024, 08:00 pm-02:00 pm
Temple Emanu-El
1701 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: Free and open to the public. Priority seating upgrades available for purchase.

Dead Man Walking is an opera by acclaimed composer, Jake Heggie, based on the book and film interpretation of the same name. It’s a powerful retelling of the true story that has profoundly influenced the ongoing debate on the death penalty in America. Settle in for a spectacular live opera experience by Miami Beach Classical Music Festival.

When a New Orleans-based Catholic nun agrees to become pen pals with an inmate convicted of murder on death row, her entire worldview on life, death, forgiveness, and capital punishment is challenged forever.

Heggie will be in residence to work with MMF’s Opera Institute cast to help tell this poignant story featuring a libretto by Tony-award-winning Terrance McNally (Masterclass, Ragtime).

Content Advisory: Dead Man Walking contains a depiction of a rape and murder, as well as other adult themes and strong language.

Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Terrence McNally
Based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean
This Opera was commissioned by the San Francisco Opera

July 13 | 8:00 PM
July 14 | 2:00 PM