Christian Ellis, a Marine, survived a tour of Iraq where he saw many of his comrades die. But life back in the States was tougher. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Ellis attempted suicide four times before he finally found something to live for: music.
And now Ellis, who has moved to Denver, has written an opera about his experiences, Fallujah.
Congratulations to Christian Ellis on documenting his life at war in this opera. This is terrific--many of us look forward to hearing it. I believe more music will come out of this time of history.
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Read Kelsey Outman's story about Ellis and his opera here.