March 24, 2007

CRANK UP THE VCR:

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: "The First Emperor" (Premieres March 24, 2007 on PBS)

Composer: Tan Dun

Librettist: Ha Jin and Tan Dun, based on the HISTORICAL RECORDS by Sima Qian (c. 145-85 BCE) and on Wei Lu's screenplay for THE EMPEROR'S SHADOW

Production: Zhang Yimou

Conductor: Tan Dun

Performers: Wu Hsing-Kuo (Ying-Yang Master), Michelle DeYoung (Shaman), Plácido Domingo (Emperor Qin), Haijing Fu (Chief Minister), Hao Jiang Tian (General Wang), Elizabeth Futral (Princess Yueyang), Susanne Mentzer (Mother of Yueyang), Paul Groves (Gao Jianli), Timothy Breese Miller (Guard), Dou Dou Huang (Principal Dancer)

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 24, 2007 8:28 AM
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