The Opera "The Falling and The Rising" and Special Supers

Nov 2, 2019

Maestro Robert Lyall of the New Orleans Opera discusses the co-production of "The Falling and The Rising" with Jefferson Performing Arts Society and Jefferson Performing Arts Center (JPAC) Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at JPAC.

Zach Redler's one act new opera is a story of family, service, and sacrifice inside a period of great uncertainty. Co-Commissioned by Seattle Opera, San Diego Opera, Arizona Opera, Opera Memphis, TCU, Seagle Music Colony and US Army Field Band and Soldier's Chorus, the local production will feature active military and veterans as part of the “super” chorus. Supers traditionally appear in opera productions as the “spear-carriers” - the extras who make up the townspeople, the party-goers and the ensemble who complement the featured singers.

The performance at JPAC is open to the public at no admission charge. However, if you plan to attend, you must secure a voucher at one of the producing organizations’ websites.

Support for this weekly series airing at 4:44 p.m. Fridays is provided by the Helis Foundation.