Soldier Songs added to LA Opera Off Grand 2018/19 season
(Los Angeles) April 4, 2018 – LA Opera has added a performance of Soldier Songs by David T. Little, with film by Bill Morrison, as part of its 2018/19 Off Grand season. Starring baritone David Adam Moore, the multi-media concert presentation directed by Ashley Tata will take place at the Ford Theatres (2580 Cahuenga Boulevard East, Hollywood, 90068) on Saturday, October 13, at 8:30pm.
About Soldier Songs
Soldier Songs combines elements of theater, opera, rock-infused concert music and film footage by Bill Morrison to explore the perceptions versus the realities of a soldier, the exploration of loss and exploitation of innocence, and the difficulty of expressing the truth of war. The libretto, created by composer David T. Little, was adapted from recorded interviews with veterans of five wars. Soldier Songs traces changing perceptions of war in our society and by those who experience it.
Soldier Songs is produced by Beth Morrison Projects, hailed as a “contemporary opera mastermind” (Los Angeles Times) and “the edge of innovation…its own genre” (Opera News). Soldier Songs is conducted by Alan Pierson, leading members of the LA Opera Orchestra.
A monodrama for baritone and chamber orchestra, Soldier Songs will star David Adam Moore, who created the role of the Soldier at the work's 2008 premiere at Le Poisson Rouge in New York and the first fully-staged presentation at the 2011 International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, Connecticut. He also starred in 2014 performances at the Atlas Theater in Washington D.C., a commercial recording release and 2016 performances with San Diego Opera. He will reprise the role next year with Austin Opera.
Those who wish to purchase tickets for Soldier Songs as part of series ticket packages for LA Opera's 2018/19 season, or to add them to an existing subscription, can do so online at LAOpera.org, by phone at 213.972.8001, or in person at the LA Opera box office at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012).
Individual tickets to Soldier Songs are also now on sale. Single tickets (reserved seating) begin at $35 and can be purchased online at FordTheatres.org, by phone at 323.461.3673, or in person at the Ford Theatres box office (2580 Cahuenga Boulevard East, Hollywood CA 90068).
To learn more, please visit LAOpera.org/SoldierSongs.
Special support for this presentation from
Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.
LA Opera is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the greater Los Angeles community.
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