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 and 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. 

Low-to-no income veterans associated with select social service partner organizations are invited to participate in the chorus. 

Rehearsals

Rehearsals will take place every Thursday, September 5 – October 24, 2019.  Additional dates TBD.

To learn more or get involved, email register@pathwithart.org, or call 206-601-7112.

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


Synopsis

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.