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Scene of a court hearing. (Production photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Watching the Opera of Pvt. Danny Chen’s Life and Death

Culture, East Asian, In the News June 20, 2014 at 8:04 pm

The premiere on June 14 provoked strong reactions, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Playwright David Henry Hwang (Photo by Lia Chang, Creative Commons license)

Pvt. Danny Chen’s Tragedy Comes to the Stage

Culture, East Asian, Immigration, In the News May 19, 2014 at 12:13 pm

The story of Danny Chen, who killed himself in 2011 after suffering from racist hazing by fellow soldiers, is the subject of a new opera written by David Henry Hwang and composed by Huang Ruo. Sing Tao Daily reports on a discussion of their work by the two artists.