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Washington National Opera: American Opera Initiative: An American Soldier
The second season of the American Opera Initiative continues with An American Soldier, an hour-long, world premiere opera composed by Huang Ruo with a libretto by David Henry Hwang.
- Jun. 13 – 14, 2014
- Terrace Theater
American Opera Initiative: New hour-long opera
The second season of the WNO’s American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive new commissioning program to stimulate, enrich, and ensure the future of contemporary American opera, continues with an hour-long world premiere opera.
An American Soldier
Composed by Huang Ruo with a libretto by David Henry Hwang, An American Soldier is based on the true story of Pvt. Danny Chen, a Chinese-American soldier in Afghanistan. This new opera receives a complete staging with accompaniment by a chamber orchestra. Complete casting and creative team to be announced at a later date.