Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Military justice and opera

Military justice has rarely figured in the opera literature -- Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd comes to mind -- but now there is an opera based on the suicide of U.S. Army private Danny Chen. This article from China Daily USA tells the tale. The world premiere of An American Soldier was presented on June 13 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Click here for National Public Radio's piece.

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