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Des Moines Metro Opera - The Falling and the Rising

  • Camp Dodge, 7105 NW 70th Avenue | Johnston, IA 50131
  • Presented By: Des Moines Metro Opera
  • Dates: 7/20/2023, 7/22/2023
  • Location: Freedom Hall
  • Price: General admission: $40; Premium seating: $50
  • Overview

    The Falling and the Rising is a story of family, service, and sacrifice inside a period of great uncertainty. This operatic odyssey chronicles the imagined journey of a soldier suspended inside a medically induced coma. After sending a video message home on the eve of her daughter’s thirteenth birthday, our soldier is severely wounded by a roadside IED (Improvised Explosive Device.)  We follow as she makes her way through a miraculous coma-induced dreamscape, one punctuated with the lives of fellow service members, each on their own individual journey toward healing and home. Created in hopes of capturing the indomitable spirit of our U.S. military veterans, The Falling and the Rising sheds light on the inspirational power of their often-overlooked stories.

    The Falling and the Rising will be presented in partnership with The Iowa National Guard in the Joint Maneuver Training Center on Camp Dodge in Johnston, IA.

    DATES/TIMES: Thursday, July 20: 7:30pm; Saturday, July 22: 2pm