Chamber Opera

The Long Walk

Photo Credit: Gary David Gold for Opera Saratoga

Jeanne Theatre at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

March 31 & April 1, 2017 (7:30 PM)

The real fight begins when a soldier comes home.

Opera becomes overwhelmingly personal in this contemporary story of an American soldier coping with a Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injury after he returns home from duty in Iraq. Based on Brian Castner’s best-selling memoir, this opera offers a visceral look at the realities of modern warfare and the unseen battles that rage inside our hearts.

Sung in English with English supertitles.

Advisory: Contains adult language and intense subject matter and is recommended for mature audiences.

Music by Jeremy Howard Beck
Libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann
Based on the book The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life that Follows by Brian Castner
Commissioned by American Lyric Theater
Co-producer Opera Saratoga

CAST

Daniel Belcher, Brian
Megan Marino, Jessie
Martin Bakari, Ricky
Christian Sanders, Castleman
Matthew Scollin, Jeff
Donita Volkwijn, Perneatha/Iraqi Woman/Yogini
Abigail Rethwisch, The Shrink/Iraqi Woman/Aunt Sarah
Choristers of The Madeleine Choir School

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