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Tan Dun: Marco Polo / Dun/Netherlands CO, Workman, Castle, Richardson [DVD]

Album Summary

>Tan Dun : Marco Polo
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

In 'Marco Polo', an opera within an opera, composer Tan Dun portrays the Venetian explorer's travels to the Far East as a journey of both inner and physical discovery, a voyage depicting spiritual experiences as well as a geographical expedition. At the same time the work, on a libretto by Paul Griffiths, can be seen as a compositional adventure of the composer himself, unifying the various cultural worlds he occupies: a blend of Western avant garde and Oriental traditions. Pierre Audi's mythical staging and Jean Kalman's fabulous set design complement the composer's own musical direction, forging the dazzlingly versatile soloists, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and Capella Amsterdam to a stunning symbiosis of elements across time and space, a true testimony to cultures intertwined in globalization. This performance is also available on Blu-Ray as BOA 7029D.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 156 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.0 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch


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Works Details

>Tan Dun : Marco Polo
  • Performers: Stephen Bryant (Baritone); Sarah Castle (Voice); Zhang Jun (Voice); Tania Kross (Voice); Nancy Lundy (Soprano); Stephen Richardson (Bass); Charles Workman (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Tan Dun
  • Ensemble: Cappella Amsterdam
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1996
  • Studio/Live: Live