Dead Man Walking (opera)

Dead Man Walking (opera)

Opera




Overview


Synopsis

Set in 1980s Louisiana, Dead Man Walking concerns the relationship between a death row inmate, Joseph De Rocher, and the nun, Sister Helen, who gives him love and support. Even though Joseph has committed a horrible crime and the public has condemned him, Sister Helen agrees to be his spiritual advisor. The unlikely pair end up forming a close friendship. Finally, right before Joseph is put to death, Sister Helen convinces him to confess his sins, beg for forgiveness and give peace to his troubled soul.


Characters

Female

Lead

Soprano

Male

Lead

Baritone

Female

Supporting

Mezzo-Soprano



Show Information

Music:
Libretto:
Category
Opera
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Cast Size
large
Licensor:
None/royalty-free
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult, mature adult, late teen, early teen characters