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.

US Veterans are invited to attend the final dress rehearsal of The Long Walk at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in the Jeanné Wagner Theatre. Tickets are free, and available through

The Long Walk
Based on the book The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life that Follows, by Brian Castner
Music by Jeremy Howard Beck
Libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann
Commissioned by American Lyric Theater,
Lawrence Edelson, Producing Artistic Director
World Premiere
Opera Saratoga, July 10, 2015
Commission Underwriting and Developmental Support for
The Long Walk has been provided by
OPERA America/The Opera Fund, The MAP Fund, The New York State Council on the Arts,
and The ASCAP Foundation


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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