AN AMERICAN SOLDIER
On October 3, 2011, Chinese-American Army Pvt. Danny Chen was found dead in a guard tower at his base in Afghanistan. Based on his story and the ensuing courts-martial of Chen’s fellow soldiers, this New York City premiere opera tells the powerful true story of a young soldier from Manhattan’s Chinatown who sought to serve his country, only to find his biggest threat was the very people who swore to protect him.
Told through the multidimensional music of Huang Ruo (M. Butterfly, Book of Mountains and Seas) with libretto by Tony and Grammy winner David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Soft Power), and directed by Obie Award winner Chay Yew (Cambodian Rock Band, Sweatshop Overlord), An American Soldier is a powerful and unforgettable experience.
Co-Produced by PAC NYC, Boston Lyric Opera, and American Composers Orchestra.
The 2024 version was co-commissioned by PAC NYC and Boston Lyric Opera.
Huang Ruo, composer
David Henry Hwang, librettist
Carolyn Kuan, conductor
Chay Yew, director
Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 3pm
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 7pm
Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 7pm
Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 8pm
Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 3pm
Thank you for joining American Composers Orchestra, the Asian American Bar Association of New York, and Lowenstein Sandler LLP for our special preview event on Wednesday, February 7th. There are three ways to get tickets to upcoming performances:
ASIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERS - GROUP TICKETS
AABANY will be arranging a group to attend the May 14th performance. To be added to the RSVP list for this performance, please send an email to lyndsay [at] americancomposers.org
LOWENSTEIN SANDLER LLP EMPLOYEES - GROUP TICKETS
Lowenstein Sandler LLP has arranged a group of tickets for the May 16th performance. To be added to the RSVP list for this performance, please send an email to sparrott [at ] lowenstein.com.
DIRECT PURCHASE FROM PERELMAN ARTS CENTER
Buy single tickets at this link.