Calling Veteran Singers!

Tri-Cities Opera (TCO) is calling on U.S. Military Veterans who love to sing to volunteer their voices for an exciting stage and film project.  In September, TCO will host The United States Army Field Band’s (TUSAFB) production of THE FALLING AND THE RISING, a new American opera based on real interviews with Veteran’s injured in combat. Our newly formed Veterans Chorus will join the Soldiers of TUSAFB on stage for the final scene of the opera.

The Falling and the Rising centers around a strong female hero known only as “Soldier”. After sending a video message home on the eve of her daughter’s thirteenth birthday, our soldier is severely wounded by a roadside IED. We follow as she makes her way through a miraculous coma-induced dreamscape—one punctuated with the lives of other fellow service members, each on their own journey toward healing and home.

The Falling and the Rising is an 80 minute opera in English. This production will have a single performance on September 16, 2021.  This performance will be filmed and then distributed through a special Veterans Day Broadcast on both WCNY and WSKG PBS affiliates

WHO: Local Singing Veterans



Music Rehearsals:
The Tri-Cities Opera Center
315 Clinton Street
Binghamton, NY 13905

Staging Rehearsals and Performance:
The Forum Theatre
236 Washington Street
Binghamton, NY 13901


Tuesday, August 247–9 PMMusic Rehearsal
Thursday, August 267–9 PMMusic Rehearsal
Tuesday, August 317–9 PMMusic Rehearsal
Thursday, September 27–9 PMMusic Rehearsal
Tuesday, September 77–9 PMMusic Rehearsal
Thursday, September 97–9 PMMusic Rehearsal
Monday, September 135:30–10 PMStaging & Dress Rehearsal*
Tuesday, September 145:30–10 PMTBD*
Wednesday, September 155:30–10 PM(Filmed Dress Rehearsal: NO Veteran Chorus)
Thursday, September 165:30–9 PMPerformance (Filmed)*

*Veteran Chorus Members must attend all Dress Rehearsal and Performance dates and at least four (4) Music Rehearsals to participate in the production.*