Soldier Songs is a multimedia event that combines elements of theater, opera, rock-infused-concert music, and animation. American composer David T. Little adapted interviews with veterans of five wars to create Soldier Songs, which follows the male lead through three phases of life: Youth, Warrior and Elder.
The visual and aural experience coupled with the driving musical composition explores the perceptions and realities of the Soldier, the exploration of loss and exploitation of innocence, and the difficulty of expressing the truth of war.
The lead role will be played by Juilliard graduate Matthew Worth (baritone). This new production of Soldier Songs will be the Southeast premiere of the work. Tomer Zvulun, General & Artistic Director of the Atlanta Opera, will direct. Soldier Songs is part of the new Atlanta Opera Discoveries series.