San Diego Opera: The Falling and the Rising – Friday, May 12, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 12, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, 92101
The fall and the rise centers on an unnamed female soldier who is seriously injured by a roadside IED. Placed in an induced coma to help minimize the extensive brain trauma, the soldier must now embark on a journey of healing and home. With a booklet drawn from dozens of interviews with active duty soldiers and veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, The Old Guard at Fort Myer and Fort Meade, Maryland, The Falling and the Rising tells a story of family, service and sacrifice in a time of great uncertainty and features active military personnel in leading roles. This opera is a co-commission between San Diego Opera, US Army Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus, Seattle Opera, Arizona Opera, Opera Memphis, TCU and Seagle Music Colony .