Tonight, Sister Prejean herself will launch the project by signing books at a screening of the gut-wrenching film version of Dead Man. “The piece looks at the concept of capital punishment; neither the movie nor the opera takes a stand on the issue, but they certainly present it,” says CCO general director Pelham G. Pearce Jr. “We decided to create opportunities to connect with the community around this issue. It makes us more than a museum. It makes opera more topical, something that speaks to issues.”
Tonight’s free event will be at the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, 350 South Dahlia Street Denver, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Get more information at centralcityopera.org or 303-292-6500.
Wed., March 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2014