Martial Arts Trilogy
Tan Dun has had the honour of composing music for three critically acclaimed martial arts films that combine the ancient tradition of Chinese martial arts philosophy with the dramatic and visual arts. The Martial Arts Trilogy features three concertos based on the films Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; The Banquet and Hero.
Poul Ruders newest opera Selma Jezková – based on the story of Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark – gets its US premiere at the Lincoln Center Festival on July 29. It is the breathtaking, evocative, emotional, and epic tale of a factory worker with failing sight who sacrifices her life so her son can see.
The opera Achterbahn (Miss Fortune) by Judith Weir is the first in a series of newly commissioned operas to be performed at the Festspielhaus in Bregenz this summer. The opera is jointly commissioned and co-produced by the Bregenz Festival and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden and premieres on July 21.