The Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Fri, May 12 at 7:30pm
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Sat, May 13 at 7:30pm
Sun, May 14 at 1pm

The Falling and the Rising

by Zach Redler

All performances at the Balboa Theatre

Please note start time of matinee is 1pm

The Falling and the Rising centers around an unnamed female Soldier who is severely wounded by a roadside IED. Placed in an induced coma to help minimize the extensive trauma to her brain, the soldier must now make a journey towards both healing and home. With a libretto taken from dozens of interviews with active-duty soldiers and veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, The Old Guard at Fort Myer, and Fort Meade, Maryland, The Falling and the Rising tells a story of family, service, and sacrifice inside a period of great uncertainty and features active military personnel in lead roles.

This opera is a co-commission between San Diego Opera, the US Army Field Band and Soldier's Chorus, Seattle Opera, Arizona Opera, Opera Memphis, TCU, and Seagle Music Colony.

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