New opera recounts the life and death of Pvt. Danny Chen, an American soldier

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Andrew Stenson plays Pvt. Danny Chen in David Henry Hwang’s newest opera, “An American Soldier”. (Photo credit: Sarah Tilotta / NPR) Private Danny Chen, a Chinese American soldier serving in Afghanistan, was only 19 years old when he was found dead of a single gunshot wound in a guard tower in Kandahar Province. . . .

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