Dead Man Walking

Budapest, Hungarian State Opera
Budapest, Hungary
Erkel Theatre
Fri 06 March 20:00
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In Brief
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.
Cast & Creative
General 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

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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.

  • Cast & Creative

    General 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

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