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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