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Soldier Songs

October 13, 2018

Company premiere: an LA Opera Off Grand production

Company premiere: Soldier Songs

"An extraordinarily powerful production...With Moore as our increasingly tortured and isolated guide, we could always feel where we were in his journey from innocence to the consequences of real-world horror."

Rick SchultzLos Angeles Times

Soldier Songs was presented at the Ford Theatres and marked LA Opera’s fifth season of collaborations with Beth Morrison Projects. This multi-media concert presentation, a one-man opera starring baritone David Adam Moore, combined elements of theater, opera, rock-infused concert music and film footage to explore the perceptions versus the realities of a soldier and the difficulty of expressing the truth of war.

Artist Bios

Composer / Librettist
David T. Little
Film by
Bill Morrison
The Soldier
David Adam Moore
Creative Producer
Beth Morrison
Alan Pierson
Ashley Tata
Garth MacAleavey

Behind the Curtain: David T. Little on "Soldier So

Behind the Curtain: Retired Major Nick Seidel with Brian Lauritzen

Production made possible by generous support from Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. LA Opera Off Grand made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support from a consortium of generous donors to LA Opera's Contemporary Opera Initiative, chaired by Barry and Nancy Sanders.

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