BBC Symphony Orchestra
20 Feb 2018, Barbican, London
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2017-18 Season Joyce DiDonato performs in Dead Man Walking

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Joyce DiDonato performs in Dead Man Walking
19:00 Tue 20 Feb 2018 Barbican, London
A powerful operatic exploration of the US justice system and capital punishment given by a strong cast headed by Joyce DiDonato.
A powerful operatic exploration of the US justice system and capital punishment given by a strong cast headed by Joyce DiDonato.

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Jake Heggie’s opera written in 2000 to a libretto by Terence McNally, is based on Sister Helen Prejean’s best-selling memoir about her work with condemned prisoners on death row, which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Susan Sarandon.

The opera centres on the powerful relationship that developed between a convicted murderer awaiting execution and the nun who fights for clemency.

Joyce DiDonato heads a magnificent cast in this emotional and dramatic work, which put Heggie on the map as a major force in modern opera.

Age guidance 16+ (contains adult themes)