As part of an initiative by the Washington National Opera, composer Rene Orth will have her 20-minute opera An American Man premiered on November 21, 2014. With a libretto by Jason Kim, the opera tells the story of Wyatt Adams, America’s rising political star as he returns home for his estranged father’s funeral. But when he reveals his hidden motive–to erase all record of his father’s troublesome past–things begin to get complicated. Caught between his political ambitions and his desire to do the right thing, Wyatt must figure out what truly matters to him.
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