The first emperor

The first emperor is an epic story of love, power and betrayal. The story centers on the Emperor Qin, the first emperor of China, a controversial and brutal ruler best known for unifying the country, building the Great Wall, and creating a vast army of terra cotta soldiers to guard his tomb.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Tan, Dun, 1957- (Librettist, Conductor)
Corporate Authors: Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.), Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), EMI (Firm)
Other Authors: Jin, Ha, 1956- (Librettist), Zhang, Yimou. (Producer), Large, Brian. (Director), Domingo, Plácido, 1941- (Performer), Futral, Elizabeth. (Performer), DeYoung, Michelle. (Performer), Groves, Paul (Tenor) (Performer), Tian, Hao Jiang, 1954- (Performer), Wu, Xingguo, 1953- (Performer), Mentzer, Susanne. (Performer), Fu, Haijing. (Performer), Williams, Danrell. (Performer), Huang, Dou Dou. (Dancer, Choreographer), Wada, Emi. (Designer), Schuler, Duane. (Designer), Sills, Beverly. (Interviewer)
Format: Video DVD
Language:English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Published:[London] : EMI Classics, [2008]
Series:Metropolitan Opera HD live.
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