Petite Opera Presents The Falling and The Rising Nov 2019

Petite Opera Productions Presents The Falling and The Rising Nov 2-24

Conceived: Sgt. Ben Hilgert | Libretto: Jerre Dye | Composed: Zach Redler

Saluting the service and sacrifice of our military men and women

The Falling and The Rising is an exciting new American opera that centers around a strong female hero known only as “Soldier”. After sending a video message home on the eve of her daughter’s thirteenth birthday, our soldier is severely wounded by a roadside IED. Doctors quickly place her in an induced coma to help minimize the extensive trauma to her brain. We follow as the soldier makes an arduous journey through a coma-induced dreamscape punctuated by the lives of fellow services members, each on their own individual journey toward healing and home. Together, they must move toward clarity, comfort, consciousness, and communal hope during a time of adversity.

Created in hopes of capturing the indomitable spirit of our U.S. military veterans and to shed light on the inspirational power of their often overlooked stories, The Falling and The Rising is a story of family, service, and sacrifice inside a period of great uncertainty.
Petite Opera’s production will feature 5 lead performers and a chorus comprised of active-duty and veteran military service men and women.

Military service men and women are invited to audition. Leave a message at (847) 553-4442, option 2 with your contact information.

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