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Kurt Vonnegut Opera 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June' Debuts In Indianapolis11:08
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Kurt Vonnegut, right, talks with producer-director Mark Robson in Hollywood, Calif., on April 27, 1971, during the filming of Vonnegut's first play, "Happy Birthday, Wanda June." (AP)
Kurt Vonnegut, right, talks with producer-director Mark Robson in Hollywood, Calif., on April 27, 1971, during the filming of Vonnegut's first play, "Happy Birthday, Wanda June." (AP)
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This weekend, an opera by Indiana native son Kurt Vonnegut will have its world premiere in Indianapolis.

"Happy Birthday, Wanda June" is based on the Vonnegut play, which became a film in 1971. Its libretto was written by Vonnegut, who died in 2007, with music by Richard Auldon Clark of Butler University.

Clark talks with Here & Now's Robin Young about the opera and his friendship with Vonnegut, which began in the early 1990s.

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Richard Auldon Clark, composer of "Happy Birthday, Wanda June" and director of instrumental activities at Butler University. The Indianapolis Opera tweets @OperaIndy.

This segment aired on September 14, 2016.

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