© Martin Constantine 2019

 

title. Dead Man Walking

company. Welsh National Opera

composer  . Jake Heggie   libretto . Terence McNally  conductor . Karen Kamensek set design . Misty Buckley set design . April Dalton 

lx design  . Mark Jonathan associate director  . Tom Roden 

 

This immensely powerful, one-night-only production by Martin Constantine for Welsh National Opera’s Freedom season unfolds the drama with unflinching honesty and directness. A performance of harrowing intensity

***** THE STAGE

 

Martin Constantine’s thoughtful direction focus on essentials, and with the orchestra on stage, the pit becomes a prison. It is a harrowing place. 

**** THE TIMES

Sensitively and intelligently directed by Martin Constantine allowed the work to speak for itself, without forcing it to make simpler points than the libretto and music do. Dead Man Walking Makes a theatrically compelling start to WNO’s Freedom Season. 

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