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And Then One Night - The Making of Dead Man Walking
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Jake Heggie   
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"The music's all about creating character and giving that singer something to connect with the audience."
The Players

Sam Fleming | Susan Graham | Jake Heggie | Lotfi Mansouri | Terrence McNally | John Packard | Patrick Summers | Frederica von Stade | Michael Yeargan
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Jake Heggie "In this story no one's feelings are wrong. We're not trying to preach. We're giving perspectives from everybody."
 
Jake Heggie "Dead Man Walking is about human beings on an amazing journey and people from ordinary circumstances thrown into an extraordinary circumstance."
 
Jake Heggie "My responsibility is to find the music that that person would sing. Not the music that I want them to sing, but the music that they would sing."
 

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