An American Soilder
David Henry Huang
2 sop, 2 mez, 4 ten, 5 bar, 7 bass —
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.