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
WHAT: Veteran Chorus in THE FALLING AND THE RISING
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 24||7–9 PM||Music Rehearsal|
|Thursday, August 26||7–9 PM||Music Rehearsal|
|Tuesday, August 31||7–9 PM||Music Rehearsal|
|Thursday, September 2||7–9 PM||Music Rehearsal|
|Tuesday, September 7||7–9 PM||Music Rehearsal|
|Thursday, September 9||7–9 PM||Music Rehearsal|
|Monday, September 13||5:30–10 PM||Staging & Dress Rehearsal*|
|Tuesday, September 14||5:30–10 PM||TBD*|
|Wednesday, September 15||5:30–10 PM||(Filmed Dress Rehearsal: NO Veteran Chorus)|
|Thursday, September 16||5:30–9 PM||Performance (Filmed)*|
*Veteran Chorus Members must attend all Dress Rehearsal and Performance dates and at least four (4) Music Rehearsals to participate in the production.*