Mudan ting

Title: Mudan ting
Instrumentation: Fully staged large-scale opera
Year: 2019–2020
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Premiere: Mannheim Nationaltheater 2021
Director: Pedro Costa
Performers: Mannheim Nationaltheater

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Die Rückkehr Der Seele by Tang Xianzu (German translation by Vincenz Hundhausen, 1937)

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Mudan ting (Tang Xianzu, 1598)

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Mei Lanfang as Du Liniang (1920)

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In Vanda’s Room (Pedro Costa, 2000)

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The China Cantos (Ezra Pound, 1940)

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Die Rückkehr Der Seele by Tang Xianzu (German translation by Vincenz Hundhausen, 1937)

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Chinesische Gedichte (Bertolt Brecht, 1938)

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Nanjing Massacre (1937)

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Nanjing Massacre (1937)

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Seeking "Stone Lake" in the company of a friend (Pu Ling-en or J. H. Prynne, 2004)

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Die Rückkehr Der Seele by Tang Xianzu (German translation by Vincenz Hundhausen, 1937)

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Colossal Youth (Pedro Costa, 2006)

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Star Gauge (Su Hui, 351–394)

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Taiyin Daquanji (Tian Zhiweng, Song Dynasty)

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Die Rückkehr Der Seele by Tang Xianzu (German translation by Vincenz Hundhausen, 1937)

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Houdemann Puzzle Canon (J.S. Bach, 1728)

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Snow (Mao Zedong, 1936)

An experimental reworking of Tang Xianzu’s Kunqu opera Mudan ting (The Peony Pavilion).