MARCO POLO. Opera in III acts, prologue & epilogue (2017)

Dauer: 160 Minutes

Sätze: ORIGINALLY COMPOSED IN MANDARIN LANGUAGE Page 1-6:No. 1 PRELUDE (orchestra)-------------------- P7 -23: No. 2 PROLOGUE-------------------------------- ACT I: P24-27: No. 3 JOURNEY TO CHINA---------------------- P28-31: No. 4 INVITATION TO SAMARKAND ------------------ P32-36: No. 5 HUXUAN DANCE----------------------- P37-41: Nr. 6 ARGHUN------------------------ P42-47: No. 7 MARCO & LIU NIANG----------------------- P48-56: No. 8 CHUAN YUN---------------------------- P57-65: Nr. 9 THE SHADOWS OF LOVE---------------------- P66-69: No. 10 EAST & WEST---------------------------- P70-74: No. 11 CONFLICTS NORTH & SOUTH-------------------- P75-87: No. 12 WORDS, SWORDS & A POEM----------------------- ACT II: P88-96: No. 13 GREAT WAR ON THE HORIZON------------------------ P97-115: No. 14 LIU NIANG’S NIGHTMARE--------------------- P116-125: No. 15 CONSPIRACIES--------------------- P126-134: No. 16 JINGIM----------------------- P135-143: No. 17 JIA SIADO’S STRATEGIES----------------------- P144-151: No. 18 SOUTH OF YANGTZE------------------------- P152-160: No. 19 FAREWELL------------------------- ACT III: P161-167: No. 20 KUBLAI KHAN-------------------------- P168-178: No. 21 FALLEN FROM GRACE-------------------------- P179-192. No. 22 ANGER BLINDS----------------------- P193-196. No. 23 THE FALL OF THE SONG-------------------------- P197-20: No. 24 MARCO’S MONOLOGUE-------------------- P203-212: No. 25 WEN TIANXIANG------------------------------- P213-218: No. 26 CAPITULATION OR EXECUTION----------------------------- P219-232: No. 27 LET ME DEPART IN PEACE------------------------------- P233-236: No. 28 ENCOUNTER IN THE TEAHOUSE----------------------------- P237-241: No. 29 THE LAST DANCE--------------------------- P242-250: No. 30 DEATH OF CHUAN YUN--------------------------- EPILOGUE P251-254: No. 31 MARCO IS READY TO DIE---------------------------------- P255-264: No. 32 WE SHALL BE ALIVE--------------- P265-276: No. 33 FINALE: YOU ARE MY ORIENT------------------

Besetzung: Soloists, Choir, Ballett, Symphony-Orchestra ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Singers & Orchestration MARCO POLO: --------------------------- Marco Polo - Tenor....... / Chuan Yun - Soprano...../ Wen Tianxiang - high baritone...../ Jingim / Arghun (double role) - Baritone......./ Kublai Khan - Bass........../ Liu Niang - Mezzosoprano....../ Jia Sidao - high tenor (Heldentenor)....../ Niccolo /Warden (double role) - Bass-Baritone......../ Maffeo / Rustichello (double role) - Baritone............/ MIXED CHOIR (about50-60 singers)--------------------------------------- Orchestration MARCO POLO:-------------------- Flutes 1+2 (2nd also Piccoloflute).../ Oboes 1+2 (2nd also Cor Anglais).../ Clarinets (in Bb) 1+2 (2nd also Bass Clarinet).../ Bassoon 1+2 (second also Contrabassoon).../ French Horns (F) 1-3.../ Trumpets (in Bb) 1+2.../ Trombones (T+T+B).../ Bass tuba.../ 1 Harp.../ 1 electronic keyboard / sampling keyboard (with small amplifying) for: Celesta, Piano, harpsichord, different sounds....../ Timpani 5 Percussion Players (western and chinese percussion, including a marimbaphone and a xylophone) Large String Orchestra (14-12-10-8-8).........../ Ensemble with 4 traditional chinese instruments: Erhu - Pipa - Dizi 9lutes (changing high and lower bamboo flutes) - Yangqin

Textdichter: Libretto by Weijin

Notenausgabe: Opera house Guangzhou. copyright/property of chinese government, 2018

Anmerkungen: The opera MARCO POLO was originally composed in chinese/mandarin language and is also sung in chinese/mandarin (not in english).................................................................................... Libretto by Weijin Opera House Guangzhou The opera was commissioned by Government of China

Uraufführung: 04.05.2018, Opera House Guangzhou (Canton) Southchina
Uraufführung Interpreten: Macao Symphony Orchestra / Conductor: Muhai Tang / Stage Director: Kasper Holten & Amy Lane / Set- and Video design: Luke Halls / Costume Design: Emma Ryott / Light Design: Bruno Poet / Movement Director: Michael Barry / .......................................................................................... with singers: Peter Lohdal (Marco Polo) / Elise Caluwaerts (Chuan Yun) / Hao Jiang Tian (Kublai Khan) / Guodong Feng (Wen Tianxiang) / and others ....................................................................................... 1st Premiere 4th of may 2018 Opera House Guangzhou 2nd Premiere 18th of may 2018 Opera House Beijing

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