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The First Emperor

177 min
M1500 .T24 F57 2008 DVD

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.

Performers: 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.

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

Distributed by EMI Classics.

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