Friday, April 26, 2013 - 8:00pm
Lipinsky Auditorium

We have sold out of UNC Asheville affiliate discount tickets for Dead Man Walking.

The show is not sold out yet; full price tickets are still available. To purchase ticket go to the producer's website: or call their box office at 800-595-4849. Questions? email:

This concert style performance of Jake Heggie's critically acclaimed opera Dead Man Walking speaks of faith, redemption, and the bonds of family as seen through the eyes of a nun, Sister Helen Prejean,  who establishes a unique relationship with an inmate on Death Row at Louisiana's Angola State Prison. Out of that dreadful intimacy comes a moving spiritual journey confronting both the plight of the condemned and the rage of the bereaved; the needs of a crime-ridden society and the Christian imperative of love.

The Modern American Music Project has gathered an extraordinary principal cast including international opera star  Ms. Jane Bunnell as the mother of the prisoner; rising star Ms. Elise Quagliata as Sister Helen; and the accomplished Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek as the condemned man. The cast also features UNC Ashevile Music faculty member Simone Vigilante. Additionally, The Celebration Singers of Asheville (children's chorus) will perform in our production along with an adult chorus and Sister Helen Prejean herself will grace the performance.

Cultural Events & Special Academic Programs will offer a very limited number of tickets for UNC Asheville affiliates on a  first-come, first-served basis. 

$5 students (Limit two per OneCard)
$15 faculty/Staff/Alumni/OLLI (Limit two per OneCard)
Cash or check only. Available only at the Highsmith Union front desk. Tickets will go on sale beginning April 1.
This deal is for advanced tickets only. There will be no reduced rate tickets for UNC Asheville affiliates at the door.

General public tickets are available at


Extending the Stage

Jane Bunnell & Marc Embree: Vocal Master Class
Thursday, April 25
1:00-3:00 PM
Lipinsky Auditorium

Sister Helen Prejean Lecture: Dead Man Walking, The Journey Continues
Friday, April 26
2:30-3:30 PM
Lipinsky Auditorium

For more information about these events please contact David Troy Francis, Artistic Director, at