The First Emperor: Metropolitan Opera

  |  Buy to Own: 15/09/2008
Rated TBC by the BBFC
The First Emperor: Metropolitan Opera Film Poster


Legendary tenor Placido Domingo stars in this visually stunning production of Tan Dun's opera which tells of Emperor Qin's quest for a national anthem for his new country and his ill-fated decision to force a rebellious but talented young composer to write it. One of just six composers to conduct their own works at the Met, Tan Dun led all the performances of the first run of the opera. Acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou ('Hero', 'Raise the Red Lantern') directs and was instrumental in the opera's creation, having worked closely with Tan Dun during the writing process.