by Jake Heggie
Production: Joe Mantello
Director: Brad Dalton
Set Designer: Michael Yeargan
Costumes Designer: Sam Fleming
Lighting Designer: Jennifer Tipton

presented at State Opera of South Australia, 2003

***WINNER of 4 Helpmann Awards, including “Best Direction of an Opera” to Brad Dalton

“With moments of phenomenal impact, this timely and tense production may have you close to tears. Don’t miss this deeply moving, unforgettable experience.” – Graham Strahle, The Australian

“Confronting and heartfelt, ‘Dead Man Walking’ is a theatrical triumph for State Opera. It brings the issues of forgiveness and justice right into the faces of the audience.” Ewart Shaw, The Advertiser

“There is much to praise in this production. The cast, orchestra and direction were all superb.” Barnaby Ralph, M/C Reviews

“There was barely a dry eye in the house as Joe DeRocher succumbed to his fate, regardless of the fast that he had finally confessed to his guilt. It was rare in theatre for an audience to be as still as those at this performance; that is a testament to those who brought it to the stage.” – Arna Eyers-White, DB Magazine

“This production of ‘Dead Man Walking’ is taking Adelaide by storm.” – Louise Nun, Herald Sun 

“The intensity of the drama dominated the production; State Opera of South Australia has another hit on its hands.” – John Slavin, The Age