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Published on Sep 16, 2016
Composer Kevin Puts covers the topic of satire in his music for "The Manchurian Candidate."
Pulitzer Prize-winning creators Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell's acclaimed adaptation of the Richard Condon novel brings a riveting tale to operatic life at the Long Center to open Austin Opera's 30th Anniversary Season on Sept. 17, 2016.
The opera adaptation of "The Manchurian Candidate" was commissioned by Minnesota Opera.
Plot summary: Sgt. Raymond Shaw is the brainwashed unknowing accomplice of a secret plot to overthrow the U.S. government through its presidential elections. Only Capt. Ben Marco — Shaw's fellow POW — stands between Shaw and the destiny crafted for him by a group of dark collaborators.