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Author Tan, Dun, 1957-

Title Marco Polo : opera within an opera / opera composer, Tan Dun ; libretto, Paul Griffiths ; musical director, Tan Dun ; film director, Misjel Vermeiren ; film producer, Coby Van Dijck ; a co-production of De Nederlandse Opera and the NPS
Published Waldron, England : Opus Arte, [2009]


Description 1 online resource (1 streaming video (approximately 156 min.))
Series Opera in video.
Summary 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
Credits Choreographer, Nanine Linning ; stage director, Pierre Audi
Performer Charles Workman (Polo) ; Sarah Castle (Marco) ; Stephen Richardson (Kublai Khan) ; Nancy Allen Lundy (Water) ; Zhang Jun (Shadow 1, Rustichello, Li Po) ; Tania Kross (Shadow 2, Sheherazada, Mahler, Queen) ; Stephen Bryant (Shadow 3, Dante, Shakespeare) ; Mu Na (Chinese/Arabian dancer) ; Netherlands Chamber Orchestra ; Cappella Amsterdam ; Tan Dun, conductor
Notes Sung in English; with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch
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Subject Polo, Marco, 1254-1323? -- Drama
Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?
Genre/Form Drama
Filmed performances.
Spectacles film├ęs.
Form Streaming video
Author Griffiths, Paul, 1947 November 24-
Vermeiren, Misjel.
Dijck, Coby van.
Workman, Charles.
Castle, Sarah (Mezzo-soprano)
Richardson, Stephen (Bass)
Lundy, Nancy Allen.
Jun, Zhang.
Kross, Tania.
Bryant, Stephen, 1949-
Na, Mu.
Linning, Nanine.
Audi, Pierre
Nederlandse Opera.
Cappella Amsterdam.
Nederlands Kamerorkest.
Nederlandse Programma Stichting.
Opus Arte (Firm)
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