Jake Heggie

Dead man Walking


Visual concert in two acts, in English, with Hungarian and English surtitles
Hungarian premiere
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Jake Heggie’s opera Dead Man Walking vividly shows the reality of the death penalty and the inner conflicts of the condemned and those who are attempting to help them. Based on Sister Helen Prejean’s book recounting actual events, Heggie’s first opera has already been staged in 40 productions on five continents. Reprising his role in the work’s Hungarian premiere is the male lead from an American production: David Adam Moore prepared for the part by actually visiting the death row of the prison depicted in the piece. The Hungarian audience will get to see this contemporary opera in a concert version supplemented by a visual display created by young multi-media artists and incorporating Moore’s own documentary photographs.


Details

Location
Eiffel Műhelyház – Bánffy terem
Date
March 8, 2020
Start time
19:00
End time
21:50

Cast

Conductor
Gergely Vajda
Sister Helen Prejean
Andrea Meláth
Joseph De Rocher
David Adam Moore
Mrs. Patrick De Rocher
Katalin Károlyi
Sister Rose
Gabriella Fodor
Howard Boucher
Péter Balczó
Jade Boucher
Andrea Brassói-Jőrös
Owen Hart
Csaba Szegedi
Kitty Hart
Beatrix Fodor
Father Greenville
István Rozsos
George Benton, prison warden
Antal Cseh
Mrs. Patrick De Rocher
Gergely Ujvári
Mrs. Patrick De Rocher's 14-year-old son
N.N.
A Motor Cop / First prison guard
Róbert Rezsnyák
Second prison guard
Máté Fülep
Sister Lillianne
Sárközy Xénia
Sister Catherine
N.N.

Credits

Libretto after Sister Helen Prejean's novel of the same title
Terrence McNally
Director
András Almási-Tóth
Creative director
Gábor Balázs
Visual designer
Norbert Tóth / Balázs Fügedi / Zsombor Czeglédi
Costume designer
Krisztina Lisztopád
Dramaturg
Diána Eszter Mátrai
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki

Premiere
March 6, 2020

Events

2020. March 06., Fri, 20:00
2020. March 07., Sat, 19:00
2020. March 08., Sun, 19:00
2020. March 14., Sat, 19:00