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Opera Philadelphia

Soldier Songs

Jan 22, 2021
May 31, 2021

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Now streaming on-demand on the Opera Philadelphia Channel!

Opera, rock, and film collide in David T. Little's exploration of the life of the Soldier. Based on interviews with veterans of five wars, the piece boldly examines the impact of trauma, the exploitation of innocence, and the difficulty of expressing war's painful truths.

In a new film made exclusively for the Opera Philadelphia Channel, baritone Johnathan McCullough directs and stars as the Soldier. Little's music and text cement his reputation as “one of the most imaginative young composers” working today (The New Yorker).

An Opera Philadelphia production in association with FreshFly.

How to watch: Available on-demand with a $99 Season Pass until May 31, 2021 or with a seven-day rental for $25.

An "arresting adaptation"—The New Yorker

"'Soldier Songs' is a worthy addition to the far-too-slight catalog of opera presented in cinematic form"—The New York Times

"Opera Philadelphia’s fearless ‘Soldier Songs’ is a standout among COVID-19-era shows"—The Philadelphia Inquirer