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The Falling and the Rising with Opera Memphis

  • Playhouse on the Square 66 Cooper Street Memphis, TN, 38104 United States (map)

The Falling and the Rising

Music by Zach Redler
Lyrics by Jerre Dye

Co-commissioned by the US Army Field Band and Soldier's Chorus, along with 6 opera companies and universities, The Falling and the Rising tells the story of a young female soldier in modern day wartime. Wounded by an IED, the soldier falls into a coma and struggles with guilt and fear and injury in a battle to regain consciousness and return home alive to her 13-year-old daughter. The story follows her through a dream-like landscape, interspersed with stories of her friends and colleagues own struggles with the war and its effects on them.

 

Earlier Event: February 10
H.M.S Pinafore with Opera Memphis