An American Soilder

2018

Composer:
Ruo Huang

Librettist:
David Henry Huang

Composer website:
https://huangruo.com/

Composer contact:
https://huangruo.com/contact/

Performance forces:
2 soprano, 2 mezzo-soprano, 4 tenor, 5 baritone, 7 bass

Length:

Languages:
English

Notes:
The opera is based on a true story, the suicide of Danny Chen, a Chinese-American U.S. Army soldier who had been subjected to racial harassment and beatings by his fellow soldiers. Chen died in 2011 at his U.S. Army post in Afghanistan from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.