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North American Works Directory Listing
Marco Polo
Tan Dun
Paul Griffiths
Martha Clarke (Director)
Thomas Young (Polo)
Alexandra Montano (Marco)
Dong-Jian Gong (Kublai Khan)
Susan Botti (Water)
Shizheng Chen (Rustichello/Li Po)
Nina Warren (Sheherezada/Mahler/Queen)
Stephen Bryant (Dante/Shakespeare)
May 07, 1996
Munich Biennale
Marco Polo's legendary expedition from West to East is depicted onstage as a three-fold phenomenon: the physical journey, a spiritual journey, and a parallel musical journey. The explorer is divided: Marco represents being/action; Polo represents memory/feeling. As Marco makes his way from an Italian piazza to China's Great Wall in four scenes, accompanied by his companion Rustichello and other Beings and elements of Nature, Polo moves through the four-chaptered Book of Timespace: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn, interacting with the "shadows" of such historical figures as Dante, Shakespeare, and Li Po. In the opera, the three-fold journey ends at the Great Wall of China, a massive symbolic form which Marco Polo, the man, must break through.
South China Morning Post, Harry Rolnick, 2-18-97; Eliot Morgan, Asian Wall Street Journal, 21-02-97
An opera within an opera: Opera I, the spiritual journey, moves through four scenes: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall; Opera II, the physical journey, follows Marco Polo from an Italian Piazza to the Great Wall of China. A third journey, musical, takes place at the same time; commissioned by Edinburgh Festival; a co-production of Munich Biennale, Bayerische Staatsoper, Holland Festival, and Hong Kong Arts Festival; executive producer: Music-Theatre Group
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Chorus (min 16 singers)
fl(picc), ob(Eng Hrn), cl(bcl), bsn(contrabassoon), 2 horns, 2 trumpets*, 2 trombones, 3 percussion*, prepared piano, harp*, strings (at least 55442); (World Instruments): optional recorder (flute*), optional medieval harp (harp*), optional rebec (violin I*), sitar, tabla (perc.*), 2 Tibetan horns (2 trumpets*), Tibetan bells (perc.*), pipa (Chinese lute); Tibetan bells, Tibetan horns, and Tibetan singing bowls
7 Dancers
"World Music"-Dun incorporates tantric Tibetan music, Indian and classical Chinese music, lyrical Italian-style arias, quotations from Western music; Western avant-garde music with influences from Peking Opera, Kabuki, Indonesian shadow theater, etc.
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Schedule of Performances Listings
Marco Polo (Dun)
Tuesday, September 15, 1998 - Music-Theatre Group
Marco Polo (Dun)
Saturday, November 08, 1997 - New York City Opera
Marco Polo (Dun)
Sunday, June 01, 1997 - Music-Theatre Group

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