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The Resource The first emperor, composed and conducted by Tan Dun ; libretto by Ha Jin and Tan Dun ; production by Zhang Yimou ; directed by Brian Large ; a Metropolitan Opera production in association with PBS and Thirteen/WNET New York

The first emperor, composed and conducted by Tan Dun ; libretto by Ha Jin and Tan Dun ; production by Zhang Yimou ; directed by Brian Large ; a Metropolitan Opera production in association with PBS and Thirteen/WNET New York

Label
The first emperor
Title
The first emperor
Statement of responsibility
composed and conducted by Tan Dun ; libretto by Ha Jin and Tan Dun ; production by Zhang Yimou ; directed by Brian Large ; a Metropolitan Opera production in association with PBS and Thirteen/WNET New York
Contributor
Composer
Conductor
Director
Host
Interviewer
Librettist
Performer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • ita
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The first emperor is an epic story of love, power and betrayal. The story centers on the Emperor Qin, the first emperor of China, a controversial and brutal ruler best known for unifying the country, building the Great Wall, and creating a vast army of terra cotta soldiers to guard his tomb
Related
Cataloging source
ZMS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Set designer, Fan Yue ; costume designer, Emi Wada ; lighting designer, Duane Schuler ; co-director, Wang Chaoge ; choreographer, Dou Dou Huang
Date time place
Recording: live from the Met, 13 January 2007
Dewey number
782.1
Language note
Sung in English; subtitles in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish
LC call number
M1500.T24
LC item number
F57 2008
PerformerNote
Plácido Domingo (Emperor Qin) ; Elizabeth Futral (Princess Yueyang, daughter of the emperor) ; Michelle DeYoung (Shaman) ; Paul Groves (Gao Jianli, a musician) ; Hao Jiang Tian (General Wang) ; Wu Hsing-Kuo (Yin-Yang Master, official geomancer) ; Susan Mentzer (Mother of Yueyang) ; Haijing Fu (Chief Minister) ; Danrell Williams (Guard) ; Dou Dou Huang (principal dancer) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus, and Ballet ; Tan Dun, conductor ; Zhang Ziyi, host ; Beverly Sills, special interviewer
Runtime
177
Technique
live action
Label
The first emperor, composed and conducted by Tan Dun ; libretto by Ha Jin and Tan Dun ; production by Zhang Yimou ; directed by Brian Large ; a Metropolitan Opera production in association with PBS and Thirteen/WNET New York
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Opera in two acts, based on Historical Records by Sima Qian (c.145-85 BCE) and the screenplay The legend of the bloody Zheng by Lu Wei
  • "A Metropolitan Opera high-definition production"--Container
  • Program notes and synopsis in English (9 p.) inserted in container
  • Bonus: The first emperor: in rehearsal at the Met; backstage at the Met with Beverly Sills and Plácido Domingo
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
2 videodiscs (177 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
5099921512995
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 50999 2 1519 9 5
  • 50999 2 15130 9 1
  • 50999 2 15131 9 0
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn261139752
  • (OCoLC)ocn506173409
System details
DVD-9; sound formats: LPCM stereo., DTS 5.1 surround; NTSC system: 16:9
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The first emperor, composed and conducted by Tan Dun ; libretto by Ha Jin and Tan Dun ; production by Zhang Yimou ; directed by Brian Large ; a Metropolitan Opera production in association with PBS and Thirteen/WNET New York
Publication
Note
  • Opera in two acts, based on Historical Records by Sima Qian (c.145-85 BCE) and the screenplay The legend of the bloody Zheng by Lu Wei
  • "A Metropolitan Opera high-definition production"--Container
  • Program notes and synopsis in English (9 p.) inserted in container
  • Bonus: The first emperor: in rehearsal at the Met; backstage at the Met with Beverly Sills and Plácido Domingo
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
2 videodiscs (177 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
5099921512995
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 50999 2 1519 9 5
  • 50999 2 15130 9 1
  • 50999 2 15131 9 0
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn261139752
  • (OCoLC)ocn506173409
System details
DVD-9; sound formats: LPCM stereo., DTS 5.1 surround; NTSC system: 16:9
Video recording format
DVD

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