July 27, 1997 | Santa Fe Opera
The Silver River
Composer:Bright Sheng
Librettist:David Henry Hwang
Synopsis
According to ancient Chinese legend, Night and Day were created through the ill-fated love between a heavenly being and a mortal. The legend of the Silver River comes alive in a bewitching production populated by Jade Emperors, Goddess Weavers and other celestial beings. Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang, librettist of the Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly, integrate elements from both Western and Chinese opera in a touching and timeless fable.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
01:15

Number of Acts
1

Original Cast
Michael Chioldi (Baritone)
Jamie Guan (Chinese-style actor)
Wu Man (pipa)


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