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
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.
Note: Parental discretion advised. Mature content, including strong language. Recommend for age 13+.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of WNO.
General Dynamics is the proud sponsor of WNO's 2013-2014 Season.
Generous support for the American Opera Initiative is provided by
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The production of An American Soldier received funding from OPERA America's Opera Fund.
The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is made possible through the generous support of
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
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