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At 82, A Former College Security Guard Debuts His Opera

Richard Alan White, in his Milford, N.H., apartment, where he completed his opera "Hester." (Courtesy Rebecca White)
Richard Alan White, in his Milford, N.H., apartment, where he completed his opera "Hester." (Courtesy Rebecca White)

Richard White is long retired from his job as a college security guard. But the Manchester, New Hampshire, native — now 82 years old — is seeing his other career finally gain traction.

White’s 900-page opera “Hester” is getting its debut Thursday night in New York City. New Hampshire Public Radio’s Todd Bookman ( @toddbookman) reports.

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