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Fallujah: Behind the Scenes

A behind-the-scenes look at the opera "Fallujah." This is the first opera about the Iraq War experience is inspired by the life and work of U.S. Marine gunner Christian Ellis, who was injured in Iraq and returned to the U.S. to join the 8 million Americans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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"Fallujah," produced by the Long Beach Opera under the direction of Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek, is a modern opera inspired by the real-life story of United States Marine Corp Sergeant Christian Ellis whose platoon was ambushed and bombed, killing many of his fellow soldiers and leaving him with a broken back.
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