Opens Veterans Day
3 Performances Only

Gripping and realistic, Soldier Songs traces the shift in perception of war from boy to man. Adapted from interviews with veterans of five wars, Soldier Songs explores the idea versus the realities of service and war.

I've never Talked
about this with anybody
Hard to
My Identity
was taken from me
You can't believe one human
could do it to another human
The ones who
make it
can't imagine


We are proud to present an online forum to honor and thank the military member in your life. Share their name, rank, branch and a story or memory and a photograph.


We Stand Together.

View photos, tributes and stories of veterans and fellow soldiers, submitted by family, friends and loved ones.

A Soldier

Buy a ticket for a veteran or active duty soldier to attend a Soldier Songs performance.


Buy Tickets To
Soldier Songs

There are three chances to experience Soldier Songs: Friday November 11th (Veterans Day) at 7pm, Saturday, November 12th at 7pm, and Sunday, November 13th at 2pm.


Fri, Nov 11 at 7pm
Sat, Nov 12 at 7pm
Sun, Nov 13 at 2pm

Veteran Resources

Through Soldier Songs, San Diego Opera brings community awareness to the military experience and gives voice to the veteran-based military organizations like these and others:

The Wounded
Marine Fund

Helps combat wounded Marines returning from the “War on Terror”, specifically, Marines who have lost limbs. Provides financial aid in the form of trusts, that earn interest, with funds available to the beneficiaries for any purpose that will help our heroes regain their independence.

USO San Diego

Strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. Provides morale and moral support, programs, services and live entertainment.

The Three Wisemen
Veterans Foundation

Stands with veterans that survived combat so they survive and thrive. Advocates for public policy, raises awareness, tackles stigma associated with PTSD and builds alliances with other veteran non-profits to help with employment, housing and education.

The Rosie Network

A network of military owned businesses whose mission is to provide a comprehensive network of such businesses for military and non-military families to support.

SEAL Future Fund

The SEAL Future Fund's (SFF) mission is to provide resources to equip active duty and veteran Navy SEALs for success in the civilian world.

SEAL Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation

Raises funds and awareness for special programs in direct support of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) families on a local, national and global scale.

One More Wave

Surf organization whose mission is to provide wounded or disabled veterans access to surfing by providing them with customized surfing equipment and assistance.

There are many more resources available to military, veterans and their families in Education, Health, Housing, Employment and more in San Diego and nationally. Below find just a few:

San Diego Organizations


Reprinted from the City of San Diego Public Library website with thanks.