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Title Tea [videorecording] : A mirror of soul : opera in three acts / libretto by Tan Dun and Xu Ying ; music by Tan Dun ; Production, NHK ; Parnassus Productions ; stage director, Pierre Audi ; video director, Frank Scheffer ; producer, Keiko Manabe.

Imprint Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon : Distributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution, c2004.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    B TAN TEA T51DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + guide (24 p.) 18 cm
Series 20/21
System Details DVD, all region, full screen presentation (aspect ratio 16:9 (picture), 4:3 (bonus)); PCM stereo., DTS 5:1, Dolby Digital 5:1.
Language Sung in English ; optional subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish and Chinese ; menu in English.
Performer Haijing Fu, baritone (Seikyo) ; Nancy Allen Lundy, soprano (Lan) ; Christopher Gillett, tenor (Prince) ; Ning Liang, contralto (Lu) ; Stephen Richardson, bass (Emperor) ; bass-baritone chorus of the Netherlands Opera (Monks) ; percussionists, Haruka Fujii, Tamao Inano, Yumi Fukushima ; NHK Symphony Orchestra ; Tan Dun, conductor.
Credits Costume designer, Angelo Figus ; lighting and set designer, Jean Kalman.
Summary In the course of an adventurous quest for the legendary "Book of Tea," which holds the secret of life, a deadly struggle erupts between Princess Lan, her brother and her beloved.
Note Bonus: Tan Dun video clips: stone drumming -- ceramic music -- water cadenza ; The map : showreel (an excerpt from the fifth movement of Tan's Cello concerto, performed by Ansi Karttunen with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer) ; trailer.
In-container guide includes program notes and synopsis in English and French.
Event Filmed in performance at Suntory Hall, Tokyo, 24 October 2002, during the world premiere of the opera.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Subject Lu, Yu, 733-804. Cha jing -- Drama.
Monks -- China -- 9th century -- Drama.
China -- History -- Tang dynasty, 618-907 -- Drama.
Princes -- China -- 9th century -- Drama.
Princesses -- China -- 9th century -- Drama.
Tea -- Social aspects -- China -- Drama.
Genre/Form Televised operas.
Televised performances.
Opera television programs.
Cultural television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Added Author Tan, Dun, 1957- Librettist. Conductor. Tea.
Xu, Ying. Librettist.
Audi, Pierre. Director.
Scheffer, Frank, 1956- Director.
Manabe, Keiko. Producer.
Fu, Haijing (Singer) Performer.
Lundy, Nancy Allen. Performer.
Gillett, Christopher. Performer.
Liang, Ning, 1957- Performer.
Richardson, Stephen (Bass) Performer.
Figus, Angelo. Designer.
Kalman, Jean. Designer.
Karttunen, Anssi. Performer.
Tan, Dun, 1957- Tea.
Nederlands Operakoor. Performer.
NHK Kōkyō Gakudan. Performer.
Shanghai jiao xiang yue tuan. Performer.
Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai.
Deutsche Grammophon (Firm)
Universal Music (Firm)
Parnassus Productions (Firm)
Standard No. 044007309995
Music No. B0003851-09 Deutsche Grammophon

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