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The world premiere opera The Rising and Falling will make its debut at TCU's Ed Landreth Hall and Auditorium. A joint production of TCU and The Soldiers’ Chorus of the US Army Field Band, the show was co-commissioned by the School of Music at TCU and the Arizona Opera, the San Diego Opera, the Opera Memphis, the Seagle Music Colony, the Seattle Opera and the U.S. Department of Defense.

The Falling and the Rising is pulled from a series of first-hand interviews conducted by the creative team together with Staff Sergeant Ben Hilgert of recovering soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Hospital, Bethesda Medical Center, and Fort Mead. From these compelling and candid accounts, Redler and Dye distilled a small cast of composite characters that represent in full their many inspiring interviewees.

Centered around a strong female lead who has been put into a medically induced coma following an IED attack, the opera chronicles the soldier’s path toward healing through a series of dreamscapes punctuated with the lives and experiences of her fellow injured servicemen. Together they find community and comfort as they navigate their personal journeys toward healing and homecoming.

Adding to the profound experience, the TCU world premiere will include three performances featuring a cast comprised of members of the U.S. Army Chorus, while TCU opera students will tackle the remaining two.

The world premiere opera The Rising and Falling will make its debut at TCU's Ed Landreth Hall and Auditorium. A joint production of TCU and The Soldiers’ Chorus of the US Army Field Band, the show was co-commissioned by the School of Music at TCU and the Arizona Opera, the San Diego Opera, the Opera Memphis, the Seagle Music Colony, the Seattle Opera and the U.S. Department of Defense.

The Falling and the Rising is pulled from a series of first-hand interviews conducted by the creative team together with Staff Sergeant Ben Hilgert of recovering soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Hospital, Bethesda Medical Center, and Fort Mead. From these compelling and candid accounts, Redler and Dye distilled a small cast of composite characters that represent in full their many inspiring interviewees.

Centered around a strong female lead who has been put into a medically induced coma following an IED attack, the opera chronicles the soldier’s path toward healing through a series of dreamscapes punctuated with the lives and experiences of her fellow injured servicemen. Together they find community and comfort as they navigate their personal journeys toward healing and homecoming.

Adding to the profound experience, the TCU world premiere will include three performances featuring a cast comprised of members of the U.S. Army Chorus, while TCU opera students will tackle the remaining two.

The world premiere opera The Rising and Falling will make its debut at TCU's Ed Landreth Hall and Auditorium. A joint production of TCU and The Soldiers’ Chorus of the US Army Field Band, the show was co-commissioned by the School of Music at TCU and the Arizona Opera, the San Diego Opera, the Opera Memphis, the Seagle Music Colony, the Seattle Opera and the U.S. Department of Defense.

The Falling and the Rising is pulled from a series of first-hand interviews conducted by the creative team together with Staff Sergeant Ben Hilgert of recovering soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Hospital, Bethesda Medical Center, and Fort Mead. From these compelling and candid accounts, Redler and Dye distilled a small cast of composite characters that represent in full their many inspiring interviewees.

Centered around a strong female lead who has been put into a medically induced coma following an IED attack, the opera chronicles the soldier’s path toward healing through a series of dreamscapes punctuated with the lives and experiences of her fellow injured servicemen. Together they find community and comfort as they navigate their personal journeys toward healing and homecoming.

Adding to the profound experience, the TCU world premiere will include three performances featuring a cast comprised of members of the U.S. Army Chorus, while TCU opera students will tackle the remaining two.

WHEN

WHERE

Texas Christian University
2800 S. University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129
https://finearts.tcu.edu/event/spring-opera-the-falling-and-the-rising/2018-04-07/

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