Vancouver

Dead Man Walking

  • Times: Starting: 07:30 PM
  • Location: Vancouver Playhouse
  • Address:
  • 600 Hamilton at Dunsmuir
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
  • Admission: $45-165
  • Phone: (604) 683-0222

Happening as part of the inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival, Dead Man Walking is based on the bestselling memoir by Sister Helen Prejean. This popular opera chronicles the story of a convicted Louisiana murderer who is befriended by a Catholic nun seeking to understand the nature of divine forgiveness. Prejean's memoir was the basis for the award-winning 1995 film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. With a brilliant libretto by Terrance McNally and a dramatic and incredibly lyric musical setting by Jake Heggie—widely considered one of the great living opera composers—the work's moral complexity, emotional depth make Dead Man Walking a standout of contemporary opera.

The performance will last approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes, with one intermission.  

About Vancouver Opera Festival
The first edition of Vancouver Opera Festival is a celebration of the vocal and theatrical arts. At its core, three new opera productions: a seldom performed masterpiece, a beloved classic, and a contemporary tour de force. 
28 April to May 13
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Dead Man Walking
600 Hamilton at Dunsmuir