Kurt Vonnegut Opera 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June' Debuts In IndianapolisPlay
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.
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.