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The First Emperor
Approximate running time 2 hrs. 55 min.
Tan Dun’s rich pageant of ancient China returns, fresh from its sold-out premiere run. Plácido Domingo reprises his tour-de-force portrayal of the great but brutal leader who sacrifices personal happiness to unite a country, in a monumental production by revered filmmaker Zhang Yimou.
The First Emperor was commissioned by the Metropolitan and co-produced with Los Angeles Opera.
Performance Dates/Tickets and Info
All performances for this production have passed, and tickets are no longer available.