Dead Man Walking By Jake Heggie

Miami Beach Classical Music Festival

Dead Man Walking By Jake Heggie

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July 13th AND 14th

This opera, based on the impactful book and film interpretation of the same name, is acclaimed composer Jake Heggie’s take on the true story that forever influenced the modern debate on the death penalty in America.

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

Temple Emanu-El – Ballroom
1701 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139


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Event tags - Theater, Dead Man Walking, Performance, Opera, Live Theater

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Date And Time

Sat, Jul 13, 2024 @ 08:00 PM to
Sun, Jul 14, 2024 @ 02:00 PM

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