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The Austin Opera presents Puts’ The Manchurian Candidate

Following the tremendous success of their first operatic collaboration Silent Night, the team of Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell are at it again, offering a riveting operatic adaptation of Richard Condon’s The Manchurian Candidate. The opera debuted in Minnesota in 2015 to great enthusiasm, and premiered regionally at the Austin Opera this past Saturday, September 17 to thunderous ovations. Though Condon’s novel has attained a certain renown through the years, The Manchurian Candidate lives in the minds of the common American mostly through two film adaptations, and while not aiming to dismiss the valiant efforts of one Meryl Streep in the 2004 version, we are happy to report that the opera tends to hail the earlier film in tone and structure most.

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 - The Manchurian Candidate by the Austin Opera. (Photo by Erich Schlegel)

AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 – The Manchurian Candidate by the Austin Opera. (Photo by Erich Schlegel)

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