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Joseph de Rocher in Dead Man Walking @ The Atlanta Opera​

He’s a convicted killer. She’s devoted her life to God. What could they possibly have to say to one another? A true story that spawned a best-selling book and an Academy Award-winning movie, Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking tells of Sister Helen Prejean and her time as spiritual advisor to Joseph de Rocher, a murderer on death row. The most performed new American opera of the 21st Century, Dead Man Walking “makes the most concentrated impact of any piece of American music theater since West Side Story.” (The Guardian).