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Boston Opera Collaborative

Dead Man Walking by Jake Heggie
Librettist: Terrence McNally

Performance Dates:

March 15 2013, 7:30 pm
March 16 2013, 7:30 pm
March 17 2013, 3:00 pm
March 18 2013, 7:30 pm


Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square
Somerville MA 02144
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Joseph De Rocher: Jonathan Stinson and John Arnold
Sister Helen: Courtney Miller and Stephanie Scarcella
Sister Rose: Christine Teeters and Sarita Lilly
Joseph's Mother: Felicia Gavilanes and Oriana Dunlop
Father Grenville: Broadus Hamilton
Owen Hart: Nathan Owen
Kity Hart: Allison Provaire
Howard Boucher: Brendan Buckley
Jade Boucher: Alexandra Dietrich
Sister Lilliane: Erika Mitchell
Sister Catherine: Jessica Jacobs
George Benton: Evan Ross
Older Half Brother: Morgan Chalue
Younger Half Brother: Joshua Holtzman (Boston City Singers)
1st Mother: Holly Seebach
2nd Mother: Leah Hungerford
Prison Guard #1: Brandon Martinez
Prison Guard #2: Brandon Milardo
Motor Cop: Sam Bowen
Anthony De Rocher: Christopher Schroeder
Teenage Boy: John A. Crittenden
Teenage Girl: Natalie Nonken


Michael Sakir


David Gram


Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking receives its New England premiere thirteen years after its critically acclaimed debut at San Francisco Opera. With a libretto by Terrence McNally, adapted from the first-hand account of Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., it speaks of faith, redemption, and the bonds of family as seen through the eyes of a nun who establishes a unique relationship with an inmate on Death Row at a Louisiana State Penitentiary. This opera contains strong language and a brief moment of on-stage violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

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General, Students, Enthusiasts