Wednesday, October 12, 2016

LaMarcus Miller to reprise role in "Fallujah" at New York City Opera

LaMarcus Miller
LaMarcus Miller, who back in March sang the the leading baritone role in Tobin Stokes and Heather Raffo's Fallujah at the Long Beach Opera, will now reprise the role with the revamped New York City Opera. Performances run daily between November 17-20 at the Duke Theater in New York City. The opera was a co-commission between the two companies.

Miller also sang in the workshop at the Kennedy Center, which was one of a series over the last four years including at Arena Stage, the Noor Theater in New York City and The Culture Project in New York City.

LaMarcus Miller in Fallujah at Long Beach Opera
The opera's characters were inspired by people United States Marine Christian Ellis encountered, including fallen comrades. In 2004, Christian Ellis was a young US Marine fighting in the Iraq War. He suffered a broken back when his platoon was ambushed, and was one of the few survivors. When eventually he returned home he found himself battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Ellis has attempted suicide four times since returning from Iraq and used developing the opera as a vehicle to deal with the stress. Ellis' mother was a singer who pushed him to play the trumpet and start singing lessons when he was nine years old.

Tickets and additional cast information is available online

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