Opera Theatre of Saint Louis presents the world premiere of the new two-act opera:
An American Soldier
Composed by Huang Ruo
Libretto by David Henry Hwang
Directed by Matthew Ozawa
Conducted by Michael Christie
Danny Chen is the son of Chinese immigrants, and a proud American. He enlists in the US Army in 2011, eager to serve his country. In boot camp, Danny is welcomed by his band of brothers. But in Afghanistan, his own base becomes enemy territory as military hazing turns deadly. Based on a true story, this opera asks powerful questions about what it means to be an American.
Please be advised: This performance contains strong language, violence, and adult content.
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