Bringing veterans' stories to life through music
Veterans Circle: A COmmunity Circle program
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 are deeply grateful to veterans and active military for their service. Three performances each season offer free Community Circle tickets exclusively to veteran organizations. Following the performance, veterans come together at a facilitated talk-back and reception.
2021/22 Veterans Circle Performances
- Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 2pm
- Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 2pm
Cinderella (La Cenerentola)
- Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 2pm
Admission is free to qualifying veterans' organizations. Tickets limited, based on availability.
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Veterans Song Cycle Project
Connect to the stories and lives of local veterans 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.
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.