When The New York Times
asked the world's top opera critics to identify which contemporary composers would one day rank with Wagner, Puccini and Verdi, David T. Little's name came up. Over the past decade, opera has been redefined "Little by Little" thanks to this former punk drummer and his quirky, thoughtful body of work. Soldier Songs
is a supreme example of his "indie opera-theatre" for the 21st century. Combining elements of theater, opera, rock-infused concert music and animation, this evening-length multimedia performance explores the perceptions versus the realities of the "Soldier." Music reaches new heights in this gripping piece where song serves as a vehicle for reflection, engagement and emotional connection.