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Austin Opera presents Opera ATX: Soldier Songs

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In celebration of its bold new artistic initiative, Opera ATX, Austin Opera presents the Central Texas premiere of an innovative new multimedia work, Soldier Songs, by acclaimed composer David T. Little.

Soldier Songs combines elements of theater, opera, rock-infused concert music, and video by filmmaker Bill Morrison to explore themes of loss, the exploitation of innocence, and the difficulty of expressing the truth of war. The libretto, created by the composer, was adapted from recorded interviews with veterans of five wars.

With its poignant libretto, driving music, and surprising visual counterpoint, Soldier Songs perfectly represents the promise of Opera ATX: bringing innovative new works, sensational artists, and visionary creative teams to Austin.

In celebration of its bold new artistic initiative, Opera ATX, Austin Opera presents the Central Texas premiere of an innovative new multimedia work, Soldier Songs, by acclaimed composer David T. Little.

Soldier Songs combines elements of theater, opera, rock-infused concert music, and video by filmmaker Bill Morrison to explore themes of loss, the exploitation of innocence, and the difficulty of expressing the truth of war. The libretto, created by the composer, was adapted from recorded interviews with veterans of five wars.

With its poignant libretto, driving music, and surprising visual counterpoint, Soldier Songs perfectly represents the promise of Opera ATX: bringing innovative new works, sensational artists, and visionary creative teams to Austin.

In celebration of its bold new artistic initiative, Opera ATX, Austin Opera presents the Central Texas premiere of an innovative new multimedia work, Soldier Songs, by acclaimed composer David T. Little.

Soldier Songs combines elements of theater, opera, rock-infused concert music, and video by filmmaker Bill Morrison to explore themes of loss, the exploitation of innocence, and the difficulty of expressing the truth of war. The libretto, created by the composer, was adapted from recorded interviews with veterans of five wars.

With its poignant libretto, driving music, and surprising visual counterpoint, Soldier Songs perfectly represents the promise of Opera ATX: bringing innovative new works, sensational artists, and visionary creative teams to Austin.

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Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
https://austinopera.org/event/opera-atx-soldier-songs/

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