From May, 2019

In the May 2019 Issue of Opera News: AO’s Dead Man Walking

Michael Mayes and Jamie Barton in AO’s Dead Man  © Jeff Roffman ATLANTA OPERA continued its 2018–19 season with Dead Man Walking, the adaptation by Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally of Sister Helen Prejean’s memoir recounting her prison ministry at the Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana in the early 1980s. On February 2, with both the composer and Sister Helen in the audience, and a cast filled with first-class singers, the company presented a gritty, unsettling show, a coproduction with the Israeli Opera, directed by AO general and artistic director Tomer Zvulun. Dead Man presents an onstage rape and murder (as well as brief…