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The Resource 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

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

Label
Marco Polo : opera within an opera
Title
Marco Polo
Title remainder
opera within an opera
Statement of responsibility
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
Creator
Contributor
Choreographer
Director
Librettist
Performer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • ita
  • dut
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • eng
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
Related
Cataloging source
TXA
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Choreographer, Nanine Linning ; stage director, Pierre Audi
Date time place
Recorded live on 13 & 18 November, 2008, at Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam
Language note
Sung in English ; with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch
PerformerNote
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
Runtime
156
Technique
live action
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Double layer DVD
  • Booklet with program notes by Reiner E. Moritz in English, French and German (25 p.) inserted in container
  • Special features: illustrated synopsis, cast gallery, The music of tomorrow: a documentary
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca.156 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
809478010104
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
OA 1010 D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn433191830
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn664009246
System details
DVD; NTSC; all regions; widescreen (16:9) presentation; digital DTS surround 5.0, LPCM stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
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
Publication
Note
  • Double layer DVD
  • Booklet with program notes by Reiner E. Moritz in English, French and German (25 p.) inserted in container
  • Special features: illustrated synopsis, cast gallery, The music of tomorrow: a documentary
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca.156 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
809478010104
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
OA 1010 D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn433191830
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn664009246
System details
DVD; NTSC; all regions; widescreen (16:9) presentation; digital DTS surround 5.0, LPCM stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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