Interview with Susan Baushke, Cathy Dunn, Jerre Dye, and Ron Kobeluch
Executive Producer of Petite Opera, Susan Baushke, along with Stage Director Cathy Dunn, librettist Jerre Dye, and U.S. Navy veteran and cast member Ron Kobeluch describe their new Petite Opera production of the American original opera "The Falling and The Rising", a story taken from the real life experiences of American military veterans of wars from the Battle of the Bulge up through Afghanistan. This opera is built from an extensive series of interviews with vets about their war experiences, their post war experiences, and most importantly, their families.
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