San Diego Opera Presents ‘Soldier Songs’
This live performance airs Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at 7 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, November 4, 2016
Credit: Courtesy of Rafterman Photography / San Diego Opera
Watch a live broadcast of "Soldier Songs," an opera by David T. Little.
War. To those who experience it from the comfort of their living rooms, they have no idea. For those who have experienced it first hand, we have no idea. Now is the time to crack open the door to understanding and conversation in “Soldier Songs.”
San Diego Opera: Soldier Songs
Gripping and realistic, “Soldier Songs” traces the shift in perception of war from the age of 6 to the age of 66. We follow the lead character through the phases of life from boy to man.
Gripping and realistic, “Soldier Songs” traces the shift in perception of war from the age of 6 to the age of 66.
We follow the lead character through the phases of life from boy to man: playing war games and violent video games as a youth, enlisting and serving in the military, the real-life horrors of war and a father whose worst fears are realized with the news of the death of his son.
Adapted from interview with veterans of five wars, explore the ideas versus the realities of the soldier, the exploration of loss and exploitation of innocence, and the “seemingly impossible” of expressing the truth of war.
NOTE: “Soldier Songs” contains strong language, simulated gunshots, explosions, and other combat-like sounds and visual effects.
- David T. Little — Composer
- Steven Schick — Conductor
- Tomer Zvulun — Director
- David Adam Moore — Soldier/Set, Video, and Costume Design.
- GLMMR Productions — Production Design
- Vita Tzykun — Set, Video, Costume Design
- Maxwell Bowman — Lighting Design
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Performances of "Soldier Songs" take place on Friday, Nov. 11 & Saturday Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. & Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 at 2 p.m. All performances are at The Balboa Theatre.
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