New York City Opera & Long Beach Opera present
Directed by Andreas Mitisek
Libretto by Heather Raffo
Composed by Tobin Stokes
November 17 - 20, 2016
Ticket prices begin at $25
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This pungent, searing chamber opera from Canadian composer Tobin Stokes and Iraqi-American librettist Heather Raffo is inspired by USMC Sergeant Christian Ellis's tour of duty and subsequent struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Originally commissioned by City Opera Vancouver, Fallujah
is the first opera written about the Iraq War. Its 2016 world premiere by Long Beach Opera was praised by the LA Times
for "bringing awareness through heightened emotion in ways only opera can." Fallujah
is made possible in part through the generous support of explore.org
, a direct charitable activity of The Annenberg Foundation.
Arnold Livingston Geis, Gregorio González, Suzan Hanson, Zeffin Quinn Hollis, Jonathan Lacayo, Ani Maldjian, LaMarcus Miller, Todd Strange, and Jason Switzer
Running Time: 80 minutes, no intermission
There will be no late seating.
Not recommended for children under 14. Content may be disturbing to some viewers (strong language, violence, gunshots).
GROUP DISCOUNT: Use the promo code GROUP to receive 10% off for groups of 10 or more.