Operatic bass Hao Jiang Tian reminisces about and performs the songs that highlight his tumultuous journey from the Cultural Revolution to the Metropolitan Opera. Tian is the first Chinese-born opera singer to achieve fame and a lasting success on world stages, but audiences know nothing about his childhood in a revolutionary household and his seven years of hard labor in a factory. This program launches his biography, Along the Roaring River: My Wild Ride from Mao to the Met, co-authored with Lois B. Morris and her husband Robert Lipsyte. Hao Jiang Tian performed at the Met in Tan Dun’s The First Emperor on May 10, 14, and 17, 2008. This event was presented by the Asia Society.
Posted: May 4th, 2008
Hao Jiang Tian: My Wild Ride from Mao to the Met