INTERNATIONALES THEATERINSTITUT / MIME CENTRUM BERLIN

MEDIATHEK

FÜR TANZ

UND THEATER

MCB-TV-5811

A Night At The Chinese Opera

Autorenschaft
Beschreibung

Thirteenth-century China: Chao Sun, explorer and mapmaker, leaves his city of Loyan for exile. His son Chao Lin is charged with the construction of a canal. Some actors are among his workers. The night before departure they enact The Chao Family Orphan. In the play, the wicked General Tuan- Ku provokes the suicide of his servant Chao and his wife, leaving their young son an orphan. Unwittingly, the General adopts and raises the child.Twenty years later they conspire to overthrow the emperor. The orphan discovers his identity through a friend of his parents and vows revenge. After the play, Chao Lin’s work on the canal is acclaimed. While surveying, Chao encounters an old woman who tells of his father’s fate. Chao immediately plots revenge. (Brief synopsis by Judith Weir)
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Darsteller
Tomos Ellis, Michael Chance, Stephen Richardson, Stewart Buchanan, Meryl Drower, Diccon Cooper, Gwion Thomas, Enid Hartle, David Johnston, Frances Lynch, Alan Oke, The Orchestra of Kent Opera, Andrew Parrott
Standorte
MCB
Reihe
Aufnahmedatum
Freitag, 01. Januar 1988
Orte
Stadt
Bath
Land
GB
Länge
110 min
Schlagworte