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Dead Man Walking, the 2000 opera with music by Jake Heggie and libretto by Terence McNally, has established itself as a classic among contemporary modern operas, with dozens of U.S. and international productions. The San Francisco Opera, which premiered the piece, released a very fine recording of the first production on Erato in 2001, conducted by Patrick Summers. Virgin Classics has issued a terrific new recording taken from a 2011 performance at the Houston Grand Opera, also conducted by Summers, making this one of the very few 21st century American operas with the distinction of having two professional recordings.Listeners who want to choose between the versions won't go wrong with either and fans of the opera will want both. Two of the leading performers from the original recording return; besides Summers, Frederica von Stade reprises her wrenching portrayal of Mrs. De Rocher, a role Heggie wrote for her. (Also, John Packard, the first Joseph de Rocher, sings Owen Hart, father of the murdered... Hide synopsis

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