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The Resource Tea : a mirror of soul : opera in three acts, libretto by Tan Dun and Xu Ying ; music by Tan Dun ; Production, NHK ; Parnassus Productions ; stage director, Pierre Audi ; video director, Frank Scheffer ; producer, Keiko Manabe

Tea : a mirror of soul : opera in three acts, libretto by Tan Dun and Xu Ying ; music by Tan Dun ; Production, NHK ; Parnassus Productions ; stage director, Pierre Audi ; video director, Frank Scheffer ; producer, Keiko Manabe

Label
Tea : a mirror of soul : opera in three acts
Title
Tea
Title remainder
a mirror of soul : opera in three acts
Statement of responsibility
libretto by Tan Dun and Xu Ying ; music by Tan Dun ; Production, NHK ; Parnassus Productions ; stage director, Pierre Audi ; video director, Frank Scheffer ; producer, Keiko Manabe
Title variation
Mirror of soul
Contributor
Conductor
Director
Designer
Librettist
Performer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • spa
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
In the course of an adventurous quest for the legendary "Book of Tea," which holds the secret of life, a deadly struggle erupts between Princess Lan, her brother and her beloved
Member of
Cataloging source
ZMS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Costume designer, Angelo Figus ; lighting and set designer, Jean Kalman
Date time place
Filmed in performance at Suntory Hall, Tokyo, 24 October 2002, during the world premiere of the opera
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Sung in English; optional subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish and Chinese; menu in English
LC call number
M1500.D86
LC item number
T43 2004
PerformerNote
Haijing Fu, baritone (Seikyo) ; Nancy Allen Lundy, soprano (Lan) ; Christopher Gillett, tenor (Prince) ; Ning Liang, contralto (Lu) ; Stephen Richardson, bass (Emperor) ; bass-baritone chorus of the Netherlands Opera (Monks) ; percussionists, Haruka Fujii, Tamao Inano, Yumi Fukushima ; NHK Symphony Orchestra ; Tan Dun, conductor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1956-
  • 1957-
  • 1957-
  • 1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Xu, Ying
  • Audi, Pierre
  • Scheffer, Frank
  • Manabe, Keiko
  • Fu, Haijing
  • Lundy, Nancy Allen
  • Gillett, Christopher
  • Liang, Ning
  • Richardson, Stephen
  • Figus, Angelo
  • Kalman, Jean
  • Karttunen, Anssi
  • Tan, Dun
  • Tan, Dun
  • Nederlands Operakoor
  • NHK Kōkyō Gakudan
  • Shanghai jiao xiang yue tuan
  • Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai
  • Deutsche Grammophon (Firm)
  • Universal Music (Firm)
  • Parnassus Productions (Firm)
Runtime
120
Series statement
20/21
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lu, Yu
  • Monks
  • China
  • Princes
  • Princesses
  • Tea
  • Monks
  • Princes
  • Princesses
  • Tang Dynasty (China)
  • Tea
  • China
  • Operas
  • Concertos
  • Violoncelo
Technique
live action
Label
Tea : a mirror of soul : opera in three acts, libretto by Tan Dun and Xu Ying ; music by Tan Dun ; Production, NHK ; Parnassus Productions ; stage director, Pierre Audi ; video director, Frank Scheffer ; producer, Keiko Manabe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Bonus: Tan Dun video clips: stone drumming -- ceramic music -- water cadenza ; The map : showreel (an excerpt from the fifth movement of Tan's Cello concerto, performed by Ansi Karttunen with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer) ; trailer
  • In-container guide includes program notes and synopsis in English and French
Accompanying material
guide (24 pages) 18 cm.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
044007309995
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
B0003851-09
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)58543571
  • (OCoLC)ocm58543571
System details
DVD; NTSC, Region 0; PCM stereo., DTS 5:1, Dolby digital 5:1; aspect ratio 16:9 (picture), 4:3 (bonus)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Tea : a mirror of soul : opera in three acts, libretto by Tan Dun and Xu Ying ; music by Tan Dun ; Production, NHK ; Parnassus Productions ; stage director, Pierre Audi ; video director, Frank Scheffer ; producer, Keiko Manabe
Publication
Note
  • Bonus: Tan Dun video clips: stone drumming -- ceramic music -- water cadenza ; The map : showreel (an excerpt from the fifth movement of Tan's Cello concerto, performed by Ansi Karttunen with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer) ; trailer
  • In-container guide includes program notes and synopsis in English and French
Accompanying material
guide (24 pages) 18 cm.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
044007309995
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
B0003851-09
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)58543571
  • (OCoLC)ocm58543571
System details
DVD; NTSC, Region 0; PCM stereo., DTS 5:1, Dolby digital 5:1; aspect ratio 16:9 (picture), 4:3 (bonus)
Video recording format
DVD

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