Bringing veterans stories to life through music
Veterans Song Cycle Project
Connect to the stories and lives of local veteran’s through the Veterans Song Cycle Project. The personal stories and poetry of members of the Mindful Veteran Project will be set to music. Then these new works will be performed by LA Opera artists during our Veterans Circle talk-back events in the future.
Listen below to selections from the Songs of Orpheus song cycle composed by Brooke deRosa, with poetry by Mindful Veteran Project participants from the 2019/20 season.
Songs of Orpheus, No. 1
Songs of Orpheus, No. 2
Curious about the veterans' work that inspired this project?
Check out some of the art and poetry below created by Mindful Veteran Project’s Women Veterans Eurydice Project here.
What’s that, you’re wondering? Since 2015, LA Opera Connects and the Mindful Veteran Project have worked together to enrich the lives of local veterans through the Veterans Circle ticketing program. We arrange for veterans across Los Angeles to attend three productions a season for free, along with a facilitated talk-back and reception following the show. Join us in 2021 for a virtual experience:
- March 20 - Madama Butterfly (virtual viewing party + talk-back)
- June 12 - Macbeth (virtual viewing party + talk-back)