March 07, 2007
Metropolitan Opera on the Big Screen!: The First Emperor, Encore Performance Run Time: 3 hr. 0 min. The First Emperor Encore Concord Mills 8421 Concord Mills Blvd. Concord 28027 Synopsis: Experience the excitement of the Metropolitan Opera on the Big Screen! Back by popular demand, an encore prerecorded performance of Chinese composer Tan Dun's epic opera, The First Emperor, will be rebroadcast for two showings - Wednesday, March 7th at 7:00 PM (local) and Sunday, March 11th at 1:30 PM (local) in select movie theatres nationwide. This majestic opera features legendary tenor Placido Domingo as Emperor Qin, who founded an empire that would survive for 2,000 years. Tan Dun's music is a fascinating mix of East and West and the monumental production is by revered Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern and House of Flying Daggers) with costumes by designer Emi Wada (Kurosawa’s Ran). Run Time: 3 hours. Please note: These two rebroadcast events are a retransmission of a previously recorded performance.