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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, 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

Performance Details

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.
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