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The Dramatic Vision of David Henry Hwang

Thursday, January 25, 7pm
St. Louis University Sinquefield Stateroom

An American Soldier traces Private Danny Chen’s journey in the US Army. 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 today.

Opera Theatre’s nationally acclaimed New Works, Bold Voices series is dedicated to creating new operas that resonate with our country in the 21st century. As OTSL prepares to launch the world premiere of An American Soldier, go behind the scenes with a series of exciting events across the St. Louis region. David Henry Hwang is one of America’s most esteemed playwrights and opera librettists, best known for his Tony Award-winning drama M. Butterfly. Hear how he crafted Private Danny Chen’s story into an opera libretto. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at

This event is presented by Opera Theatre of St. Louis in partnership with the St. Louis University Library Associates. For more information, please visit

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
St. Louis University Sinquefield Stateroom, DuBourg Hall, 4th Floor
221 N. Grand Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63103
M. Butterfly: Broadway Revival Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525533719
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Plume Books - November 28th, 2017