Tan Dun (1957)

Marco Polo (1995)

an opera within an opera


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1995
    • Duration : 2 h
    • Editor : Schirmer
    • Commission: Edinburgh International Festival
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Livret : Paul Griffiths

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, tenor, solo bass-baritone, solo bass voice, other type of male solo voice [chanteur de l'Opéra de Pékin]
  • flute (also piccolo), oboe (also English horn), bassoon (also contrabassoon), 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 3 percussionists, piano [préparé] , harp, pipa, zither, 8 violins, 8 second violins, viola, 6 cellos, 3 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 7 May 1996
    Location :

    Allemagne, Munich, Biennale de Munich


    Performers :

    Tan Dun, direction ; Martha Clarke, mise en scène.