"I want the last thing you see in this world to be a face of love. “
Dead Man Walking makes the most concentrated impact of any piece of American music theater since West Side Story.” – The Guardian (London). Since its premiere in 2000, Dead Man Walking has become a modern classic, one of the most important, powerful operas ever written. Based on Sister Helen Prejean’s book and the movie of the same name, it tells of a nun’s journey as the spiritual advisor of a convicted murderer on Louisiana’s death row. From its shocking beginning to its emotionally searing final scene, this opera changes everyone who encounters it. Its stunning score and intense story combine into a work that “must be reckoned something of a masterpiece – a gripping, enormously skillful marriage of words and music to tell a story of love, suffering and spiritual redemption” (San Francisco Chronicle). Parental advisory: This opera contains nudity, graphic violence, and explicit language, and is not recommended for anyone under age 18.
Join us for this special event, a chance to see live opera in a new style (and in English!) I will be aiming for tickets for our group in the $25 price range, which will likely be upper balcony, but not at the very top. Due to the short time frame, I will be cutting off RSVPs on April 19, so tickets can be purchased. Your cost is $30.50 payable via PayPal when you RSVP, which includes Overture ticket fees and PayPal charge.
We will meet in the Overture Center Rotunda area near will-call at 2:00. The show starts at 2:30 and runs about 3 hours. For those interested, we will head over to our favorite post show restaurant, The Icon for an after dinner meal. Please note there are two large events playing at Overture on this Sunday afternoon, so parking will probably beat a premium. Plan accordingly, and I will set up car-pool options once we know who is going.