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Salle Wilfrid Pelletier
|Heart-rending drama: Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking with L'Opéra de Montréal|
|Visceral. Frightfully real. Paralyzing in its potency. These are words which I might use to try and describe Jake Heggie’s opera Dead Man Walking. One might justify the question: what more meaning and context can be siphoned from a work such as this which has already been a novel and film? Jake Heggie and librettist Terrence McNally have proven that Sister Helen Prejean’s story of a death row murderer who will not admit his crime has enough dramatic heft to survive so many reinterpretations.
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