The Falling & The Rising | Opera Memphis

The Falling and The Rising

Zachary Redler & Jerre Dye


Saturday, April 6, 2019  |  7:30 pm
Friday, April 12, 2019  |  7:30 pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019  |  7:30 pm


Playhouse on the Square


English with English Surtitles


michael sakir Conductor
Ned Canty Stage Director
Chelsea miller  soldier
Stephanie Doche Toldeo & Doctor #1
PHilip Himebook Jumper & Doctor #2
Marcus King Homecoming soldier & Doctor #3
Darren Stokes Colonel & Doctor #4


About the OPERA



he Falling and the Rising​ is a new American opera conceived by Sgt. Ben Hilgert of the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus, inspired by Opera Memphis' Ghosts of Crosstown project in 2014.  That project sparked his vision of an opera that would capture the indomitable spirit of our U.S. military veterans and shed light on the inspirational power of their often overlooked stories - stories of family, service, and sacrifice in a period of great uncertainty. Words by Jerre Dye.  Music by Zachary Redler.

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