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First Emperor, The

Composer:
Tan Dun
Original Language:
English and Chinese
Librettist:
Ha Jin and Tan Dun
Description:
Opera in Two Acts
Notes:

Revised Version-April 2007
Based on historical records by Sima Qian (c. 145 B.C. – 85 B.C.) and on the screenplay “The Legend of the Bloody Zheng” by Lu Wei

Time:
Chin Dynasty
Place:
China
Role Voice Part Classification
Princess Yue-yang Soprano L
Emperor Chin Tenor L
Gao Jian-li Tenor L
Shaman Mezzo-Soprano F
Mother Mezzo-Soprano F
General Wang Bass F
Chief Minister Baritone S
Yin-Yang Master Peking Opera Singer S
Guard Baritone CB
 
Minimum Chorus:  48
Divisi:  SATB