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Vancouver Playhouse
May. 13, 2017

Happening as part of the inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival, Dead Man Walking is based on the bestselling memoir by Sister Helen Prejean. This popular opera chronicles the story of a convicted Louisiana murderer who is befriended by a Catholic nun seeking to understand the nature of divine forgiveness. Prejean's memoir was the basis for the award-winning 1995 film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. With a brilliant libretto by Terrance McNally and a dramatic and incredibly lyric musical setting by Jake Heggie—widely considered one of the great living opera composers—the work's moral complexity, emotional depth make Dead Man Walking a standout of contemporary opera.

The performance will last approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes, with one intermission.  

About Vancouver Opera Festival
The first edition of Vancouver Opera Festival is a celebration of the vocal and theatrical arts. At its core, three new opera productions: a seldom performed masterpiece, a beloved classic, and a contemporary tour de force. 
28 April to May 13
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