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Kyong Mee Choi: The Eternal Tao - a multimedia opera


NTSC DVD 4:3 Region 0
Dolby Digital 2.1 Stereo

Playing time: 85' (opera) + 20' (pre-concert talk)
Chapters: 12
Booklet pages: 12
© 2013 Ravello Records LLC
Received: 16 January 2013

Watch and listen: Kyong Mee Choi: The Eternal Tao (title 1, chapter 11, 60:23-61:30)

JulieAnn Zavala, mezzo-soprano
Brad Jungwirth, baritone
Samantha Stein, chorus soprano
Allison Hull, chorus alto
Jeff Jablonski, chorus tenor
Chadley Ballantyne, chorus bass

Allison Anich, dancer
Mei-Kuang Chen, dancer
Natalie Williams, dancer

Ensemble Dal Niente
Michael Lewanski, conductor

Kyong Mee Choi:

The Eternal Tao - A One-Act Multimedia Opera
(Libretto from Tao Te Ching, translated by the composer, with reference to translations by Wayne W Dyer, James Legge, Stephen Mitchell and Kang-Nam Oh)

1 The Transcendental Tao
2 The Granaries are Empty
3 With No Desire
4 Armed With Sharp Weapons
5 The Supreme Good Is Like Water
6 Colors Blind Your Eyes
7 Though Deep and Dark, There Is Essence
8 While The Fields Are Sterile
9 And Yet People Prefer Crooked Paths
10 She Lets Go So Nothing Is Lost
11 Being Comes From Non-Being
12 Returning Is The Movement Of The Tao

DVD extra: Pre-concert talk with Kyong Mee Choi, Stephen Burns and Brad Jungwirth

Performed and recorded 22 October 2010 at Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, Illinois, USA


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