|And Then One Night: The Making of Dead Man Walking: Erato Releases Opera CD|
Erato Releases the Live Opera Performance of Composer Jake Heggie's DEAD MAN WALKING
Featuring Susan Graham, Frederica von Stade and John Packard
Erato Records released composer Jake Heggie and playwright Terrence McNally's operatic retelling of Sister Helen Prejean's book "Dead Man Walking." The opera features a star-studded cast consisting of exclusive Erato artist Susan Graham portraying the role of Sister Helen, Frederica von Stade as the prisoner's mother and John Packard as the condemned inmate Joseph de Rocher.
CD highlights include:
"He will gather us around"
"The defendant's mother"
"I'm sorry...You don't know..."
"The truth will set you free"
"Dead man walking!"
DEAD MAN WALKING premiered at San Francisco Opera on October 7, 2000. San Francisco Opera principal guest conductor Patrick Summers led the orchestra.