by Jenna Ross

Author Kao Kalia Yang’s father has been a farmer, a refugee, a machinist. But in a book about his life, Yang elevated his true vocation — poet.

Soon, his story will be an opera.

The Minnesota Opera announced Monday that it’s creating a youth opera based on “The Song Poet,” Yang’s acclaimed 2017 memoir about her father, Bee Yang, who composed and sang songs about life and politics, love and family.

It’s the first time a Hmong story will be translated to the operatic stage, Yang said…

Reblogged from Star Tribune

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April 02, 2019 – 10:22am