Opera on Screen

The Metropolitan Opera and Cineplex Events present "Dead Man Walking"

Date:Saturday, November 4, 2023
Time: Noon
Location:    Capitol Theatre Arts Centre (20 Queen St., Port Hope)

American composer Jake Heggie's compelling masterpiece, the most widely performed new opera of the last 20 years, arrives in cinemas on October 21 in a haunting new production by Ivo van Hove. Based on Sister Helen Prejean's memoir about her fight for the soul of a condemned murderer, "Dead Man Walking" matches the high drama of its subject with Heggie's beautiful and poignant music and a brilliant libretto by Terrence McNally. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium, with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato starring as Sister Helen. The outstanding cast also features bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as the death-row inmate Joseph De Rocher, soprano Latonia Moore as Sister Rose, and legendary mezzo-soprano Susan Graham (who sang Helen Prejean in the opera's 2000 premiere) as De Rocher's mother.

For more information and tickets, visit https://capitoltheatre.com.