The Opéra de Montréal is offering another season of opera explorations focussing on works presented at the Opéra de Montréal.
These talks bring together various specialists who will shed some light on the works.
This presentation will be hosted by Richard Turp.
Guest: Chantal Lambert, Soprano & Director of L'atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal.
DEAD MAN WALKING, by JAKE HEGGIE – QUEBEC PREMIERE
In its big Quebec premiere: a powerful, leading work of today’s opera repertoire—acclaimed the world over—and a strong appeal against the death penalty. The true story of Sister Helen Prejean, which inspired the Oscar-winning film, is staged here by one of the leading lights of Canadian opera stage direction, Alain Gauthier.
SYNOPSIS: In his cell, a prisoner condemned to die awaits his final hour, abandoned by all. One person dares to make her way through the prison gates, a nun who cannot tolerate the idea of a man dying without the face of love before him…