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 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.


Admission is free to qualifying veterans' organizations. Tickets limited, based on availability. 

Apply here for Veterans Circle tickets

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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 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

LA Opera Connects is generously supported by
Emanuel Treitel Trust
The Green Foundation
The Music Man Foundation