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The First Emperor (2008, original release: 2007)


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Published: [London] : EMI Classics, [2008]
Description:  2 videodiscs (177 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 631240918X :,
Language:  English

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

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

Recording: live from the Met, 13 January 2007

DVD-9; sound formats: LPCM stereo., DTS 5.1 surround; NTSC system: 16:9

Sung in English; subtitles in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish

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