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And Then One Night - The Making of Dead Man Walking
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The Players Inside Death Row State of the Opera
Frederica von Stade   
Mezzo-Soprano: Mrs. Patrick de Rocher
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US Opera Interview: Playing the Mother of a Death Row Inmate
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"How a woman would feel knowing a child has been taken, knowing that it's about to happen ... I almost can't fathom it."
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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Frederica von Stade "Opera is so much about the past and [this] is blatantly current. It's a political issue. To approach it through music is marvelous."
 
Frederica von Stade "Opera has a couple of demands. It needs action, it needs events and it has to have strong feelings about those events."
 
Frederica von Stade "The demands on a singer in a new commission are, first, to be as loyal as possible to what the composer has written."
 

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