Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun, renowned for his ability to span the boundaries of classical music and Eastern and Western traditions, is considered one of the most prominent figures of "world classical" music. His Buddha Passion, which can also be staged as an opera, is a 95-minute oratorio illustrating six Buddha parables and stories, with the sixth being the Buddha's ascension into Nirvana. Structured in six acts, Buddha Passion captures the ancient narratives of the Buddha's teachings and the timeless, universal concepts of love, forgiveness and sacrifice, summarising the stories portrayed on the walls of the Mogao Caves of Dunhuang in an exceptionally unique musical work.
Presented by Abu Dhabi Festival
Middle East Premiere
18 March 2023
• Doors open @7pm
• Please come half an hour before the Concert time
• Must be 6 years and above
• National Dress or Lounge Suit