Tan Dun (1957)

The First Emperor (2006)

opera in three acts


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2006
    • Video, installation (detail, author) : Chorégraphie de Dou Dou Huang.
    • Duration : 2 h 35 mn
    • Editor : Schirmer
    • Commission: The Metropolitan Opera, New York.
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Ha Jin et Tan Dun.

Detailed formation
  • solistes : soprano, 2 mezzo-sopranos, tenor, baritone, solo bass voice, other type of female solo voice [chanteuse de l'Opéra de Pékin]
  • unspecified choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 3 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani, 4 percussionists, 2 harp, 12 violins, 10 second violins, 8 violas, 8 cellos, 6 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 21 December 2006
    Location :

    New York, Metropolitan Opera


Observations

L'effectif comprend également un ensemble d'instruments traditionnels d'au moins 7 musiciens (cordes et percussions).