Jake Heggie

Dead man Walking

Opera in two acts, in English, with Hungarian and English surtitles
Hungarian premiere

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.

By arrangement with Bent Pen Music. Sole Agent: Bill Holab Music.


Eiffel Art Studios – Bánffy Stage
March 15, 2020
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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
Atilla Kiss-B.
George Benton, prison warden
Antal Cseh
Mrs. Patrick De Rocher
Gergely Ujvári
Mrs. Patrick De Rocher's 14-year-old son
A Motor Cop / First prison guard
Róbert Rezsnyák
Second prison guard
Máté Fülep
Sister Lillianne
Sárközi Xénia
1st Inmate
János Vincze
2nd Inmate
Géza Zsigmond
3rd Inmate
Attila Gulyásik
4th Inmate
Sándor Dobos
5th Inmate
Attila Fenyvesi
First Mother
Dorottya Győrffy
Mrs. Charlton
Mária Tempfli


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

March 6, 2020


2020. March 06., Fri, 20:00
2020. March 08., Sun, 19:00
2020. March 15., Sun, 11:00
2020. March 21., Sat, 19:00