Wednesday, February 8, 2012

'Dead Man Walking' story told in new art form: Opera

"Dead Man Walking," a best-selling book and Oscar-nominated film, has been transformed into an opera that our own Tulsa Opera will perform. If you're thinking, "Umm...., opera's not for me," this is a great opportunity to hear something you can understand (it's sung in English) with an inspirational storyline. In case you don't know, "Dead Man Walking" is a true story written by Sister Helen Prejean, a nun who became the spiritual adviser of a man on death row. That experience influenced her in becoming an advocate to end the death penalty.

What's the TCC connection? The composer, Jake Heggie, will discuss his work on this piece during a special "Inside Composer's Studio" event at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Center for Creativity on TCC's Metro Campus. Heggie will take you behind the scenes of this drama that tells the story of a woman's journey to help a convicted murderer find his way to truth and redemptive love.

Tulsa Opera presents "Dead Man Walking" in Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 25
7:30 p.m. March 2
2:30 p.m. March 4


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