by Alamo City Opera
Jun. 01 - Jun. 02
Starring local favorite Timothy Jones, Soldier Songs contrasts the perceptions and realities of a soldier from the age of six through sixty-six. Based on interviews with veterans, and the culmination of 9 years of work by composer David T. Little, Soldier Songs is constructed in three sections: Child, Warrior, and Elder, yet the movements flow seamlessly from start to finish.
Mr. Little's gifts for setting text comfortably and effectively, and for writing music informed by Minimalism and rock but slavishly indebted to neither, are evident throughout the briskly paced work. The presentation provided further evidence of Mr. Littles fast-rising stock as a vital theatrical creator. -- New York Times
[Little] has earned acclaim for the imaginative way he draws on his varied musical interests to produce arresting and coherent works. Soldier Songs, for which Little wrote his own libretto, sustains that reputation. -- Musical America
A multimedia event from composer David T. Little that combines elements of theater, opera, rock-infused-concert music, and animation to explore the perceptions versus the realities of the Soldier, the exploration of loss and exploitation of innocence, and the difficulty of expressing the truth of war.
Originally written for and performed by San Antonio favorite baritone, Timothy Jones.
Stage Direction by
Music Direction by
June 01 - June 02, 2019
501 César E. Chávez Boulevard
University of Texas, San Antonio (UTSA)
San Antonio, TX, 78207
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