Tan Dun (1957-)
Information about the composer Tan Dun and his operas.
A Chinese contemporary classical composer, best known for his Oscar-winning scores for the films "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Hero".
An opera within an opera based on the interaction of East with West.
Recommended recordings on CD
Dun/Young/Montano (Sony Classical S2K 62912)
Recorded live at the premiere.
Cappella Amsterdam, Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Tan Dun, 1996.
Cast: Thomas Young (Polo), Alexandra Montano (Marco), Dong-Jian Gong (Kublai Khan), Wolfram Winkel (Water).
Sony Classical S2K 62912
Recommended recordings on DVD
Dun/Workman/Castle (Opus Arte OA 1010 D)
A stunning production of this demanding opera.
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Cappella Amsterdam, conducted by Tan Dun, 2008.
Cast: Charles Workman (Polo), Sarah Castle (Marco).
Opus Arte OA 1010 D