Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Following on the stunning success of his Water Passion after St. Matthew, Tan Dun (composer for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) has created another evening-length oratorio, this time based on stories inspired by the Dunhuang Cave paintings. Commissioned jointly by the Dresdner Musikfestspiele, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion promises to “takes your breath away” (Dresden Music Festival). This monumental work, sung in Chinese and Sanskrit, is scored for seven soloists, choir and orchestra and will be performed by The Münchner Philharmoniker, featuring the Internationale Chorakademie Lübeck.

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