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And Then One Night - The Making of Dead Man Walking
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Terrence McNally   
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"I've always believed that opera is a form of theater — some would say the highest form."
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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Terrence McNally "When I was asked to write an opera, the first thing I said was, 'I'm not a poet. It's the music that's going to add the dimension of the poetry.'"
 
Terrence McNally "This is an opera inspired by Dead Man Walking. It is not a documentary."
 
Terrence McNally "The challenge is that these are living people. Opera raises the stakes in the sense [that] they become not mythological, but archetypal."
 

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