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14 May 2006

For Tan Dun's 'First Emperor,' the Met Does a Way-Out-of-Town Tryout

By LOIS B. MORRIS and ROBERT LIPSYTE [NY Times, 14 May 2006]

THE first fitting of "The First Emperor's" new clothes was outsourced from New York to China last month in an unusual workshop for the most expensive and complex opera the Metropolitan Opera has ever commissioned.

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