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Charles Workman in Tan Dun: Marco Polo

Tan Dun: Marco Polo

2008 NR

Chinese composer Tan Dun explores the journey of famed Italian explorer Marco Polo in this inventive opera within an opera that fuses Eastern and Western sensibilities with a variety of artistic forms, including Kabuki and Indonesian shadow theater. Mezzo-soprano Sarah Castle sings the title role of Marco, with tenor Charles Workman singing the "memory" role of Polo. Bass Stephen Richardson co-stars as Kublai Khan.