The story follows a nun who offers counselling to a convicted killer on death row and later to his victim's families. In Summer 2019, Welsh National Opera addresses the issues of justice, freedom and human rights through a season of operas, debates, discussions, exhibitions and digital projects. At the heart of their FREEDOM Season are four semi-staged operas across three evenings in the Donald Gordon Theatre and one fully-staged opera in the Weston Studio. Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking is based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean, later turned into a film starring Susan Sarandon. Sung in English with surtitles in English and Welsh.Music Jake Heggie. Lyrics Terrance McNally. Company Welsh National Opera.