Join the Veteran Cohort Chorus!

Path with Art, the Seattle Opera, and other Seattle area organizations that support veterans are partnering for the new American opera, The Falling & the Rising. Our hope is to center the experience of veterans, and provide a platform for those who have served to share their stories of challenge, recovery, and resilience. 

Veterans who meet Path with Art’s Program Eligibility requirements are invited to join the Veterans Cohort Chorus to perform with The Falling & The Rising ! Sign up below!


Tagney Jones Hall, The Opera Center, 363 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA

Every Thursday from 2-4 pm, starting September 5th - October 24th.

Performance dates

Tagney Jones Hall, The Opera Center, 363 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA

Friday, Nov 15 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Nov 16 at 2 pm
Wednesday, Nov 20 at 7:30 pm
Friday, Nov 22 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Nov 24 at 2 pm


The Falling and the Rising is an operatic story of service, sacrifice, and connection inside uncertainty. The opera was originally created from compiled interviews with active-duty soldiers and veterans at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, The Old Guard at Fort Myer, and Fort Meade. It serves as an ode to American soldiers, honoring the indomitable spirit of our military veterans and shining a light on the significance of their often untold stories.

The opera traces the inner journey of a comatose soldier after she has suffered a roadside attack. As her consciousness traverses a coma-induced dreamscape, the audience serves as both companion and witness to her journey. Along the way we share powerful encounters with fellow service members, each one on the brink of a discovery of their own. Together, they seek clarity and communal hope through their shared resilience in facing a murky and ever-changing reality.

The intimate, fully-staged, 70-minute chamber opera will be performed by 5 singers and an 11-piece orchestra in Tagney Jones Hall at the new Opera Center.

The Falling & The Rising: Veteran's Opera Registration

Basic Information

Program Eligibility

Partner Organizations
Please select ALL of the following organizations you receive services from.
You must receive services from at least one of the organizations below in order to register.

Please list your Primary Contact at one of the above organizations you selected. This may be a case manager, housing manager, resident services coordinator, or a staff member in some other role.

Path with Art Policies
1. In order for Path with Art to continue offering free arts programming, it is important that participants comply with our attendance policy.  We permit no more than 2 excused absences per term.  If you know that you will be unable to attend an upcoming class or choir rehearsal, we expect you to let us know in advance of the class date.  In order to be eligible for future opportunities including advanced classes, exhibitions, and performing arts showcases, participants must observe this policy for we have many students want to take these classes and a limited number of available spots. 

2. Registered service dogs who do not cause a disruption during class (snarl, bark, etc.) are welcome in Path with Art classrooms.  Students who would like to have their service dog accompany them to class should present proper documentation to the Teaching Artist / Creative Mentor on the first day of class.  We do not permit dogs, or other animals, in our classrooms if they do not have proper documentation.

3. We keep your information private.  We may share your participation with your social services provider.  If you have someone who you would like to have access to your class schedule and other class related information, please let us know and we will put their name in our system.  

The Falling & the Rising

Thank you for registering to be a part of The Falling & The Rising! We will be in touch with confirmations shortly!