This opera explores some potentially familiar ground, taking inspiration from the same memoir that served as the source of the Sean Penn/Susan Sarandon-helmed flick Dead Man Walking. The story is about an inmate confronting a death sentence who claims to have been wrongly convicted. Get ready to be immersed in the Washington National Opera’s take on this dramatic, dark story about mercy and forgiveness. Prior to the show, ticket holders can stop by the Opera Insights (including one led by musicologist Saul Lilienstein) to learn about the process of producing, planning, and composing the opera. You can also stay on after the show to chat with the artists in the cast and creative teams and learn about their experiences on the show.
Saturday, February 25, 2017 – Saturday, March 11, 2017