April 6, 2018 | Texas Christian University | School of Music
The Falling and the Rising
Composer:Zach Redler
Librettist:Jerre Dye
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. Doctors quickly place her in an induced coma to help minimize the extensive trauma to her brain. The soldier must now make an arduous journey towards both healing and home. The Falling and the Rising chronicles the imagined journey of a soldier suspended inside a coma. 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 individual journey toward healing and home. Together, they must move toward clarity, comfort, consciousness, and communal hope during a time of adversity. This operatic soldier’s odyssey was created in hopes of capturing the indomitable spirit of our U.S. military veterans and to shed light on the inspirational power of their often overlooked stories. The Falling and the Rising is a story of family, service, and sacrifice inside a period of great uncertainty.

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Opera MemphisThe Falling and the Rising4/6/2019 - 4/13/2019
Peabody Opera at Johns Hopkins UniversityThe Falling and the Rising2/7/2019 - 2/10/2019
The United States Army Field BandThe Falling and the Rising1/12/2019 - 1/13/2019
Texas Christian University | School of MusicThe Falling and the Rising4/6/2018 - 4/8/2018

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