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"World Music"-Dun incorporates tantric Tibetan music, Indian and classical Chinese music, lyrical Italian-style arias, quotations from Western music; Western avant-garde music with influences from Peking Opera, Kabuki, Indonesian shadow theater, etc.
Vocal & Musical Forces
Orchestra (Western instruments): flute (dbl. piccolo)*, oboe (dbl. Eng. horn), clarinet (dbl. bass clarinet), bassoon (dbl. contrabassoon), 2 horns, 2 trumpets*, 2 trombones, 3 percussion*, prepared piano, harp*, strings (at least 55442); (World Instruments): optional recorder (flute*), optional medieval harp (harp*), optional rebec (violin I*), sitar, tabla (perc.*), 2 Tibetan horns (2 trumpets*), Tibetan bells (perc.*), pipa (Chinese lute); Tibetan bells, Tibetan horns, and Tibetan singing bowls are available from the composer or the publisher; chorus of at least 16; seven principals: soprano, 2 mezzo-sopranos, Peking Opera singer, dramatic tenor, baritone, bass; seven dancers
Thomas Young (Polo)
Alexandra Montano (Marco)
Dong-Jian Gong (Kublai Khan)
Susan Botti (Water)
Shizheng Chen (Rustichello/Li Po)
Nina Warren (Sheherezada/Mahler/Queen)
Stephen Bryant (Dante/Shakespeare)