Opera Philadelphia

Soldier Songs

Music & Libretto by David T. Little

One of the New York Times' "10 Classical Concerts to Stream in January."

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

Opera Philadelphia has partnered with Art-Reach, Inc. and Nicole Sardella to provide Audio Description for this production. Learn more>>

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Soldier Songs video

MapOpera Philadelphia Channel

Available with a Season Pass or seven-day rental.

Approximately 1 hour

Major support for Soldier Songs has been provided by Sarah and Brad Marshall

Maestro Corrado Rovaris’ engagement as the Jack Mulroney Music Director has been made possible by Mrs. John P. Mulroney

The Opera Philadelphia Orchestra is underwritten by Alice and Walter Strine, Esqs.

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