Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter DVD

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Item #: WB6332
Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter follows the creation of the San Francisco Opera's celebrated production of The Bonesetter's Daughter, based on Amy Tan's bestselling book of the same name. An ambitious, cross-cultural tour de force that brings together artists from China and the U.S, the opera tells a deeply moving story about the difficult but unbreakable bond between mothers and ... More
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Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter follows the creation of the San Francisco Opera's celebrated production of The Bonesetter's Daughter, based on Amy Tan's bestselling book of the same name. An ambitious, cross-cultural tour de force that brings together artists from China and the U.S, the opera tells a deeply moving story about the difficult but unbreakable bond between mothers and daughters - inspired by Tan's own family history.

Through intimate behind-the-scenes footage, this film captures the challenges and triumphs of a collaboration with such high emotional and artistic stakes. American composer Stewart Wallace's score integrates a Western orchestra with Chinese musicians performing on traditional instruments; Chinese opera director Chen Shi-Zheng uses virtuoso acrobats and lush video to add visual drama. As the production is mounted with more than 300 cast and crew, librettist Tan grapples with how best to capture and preserve the emotional truth of her family story in the drama unfolding on stage.

Extras include
- Extended interviews with Amy Tan and Stewart Wallace
- Mezzo-soprano Zheng Cao discusses immigrating to the U.S. and getting started in opera
- Behind the scenes with acrobats training in China

Producer: Monica Lam
Production Year: 2011
Director: David Petersen
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
DVI: Y
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

2 Reviews
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Sk
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Journey of the Bonesetters Daughter
Review by Sk on 07/17/20 review stating Journey of the Bonesetters Daughter
I so want to see the opera now, and I dont even like opera. This is an incredible documentary that allows the viewer entrance to not only the cultural artistic exchange, but also the trials and joys of producing such a unique drama.
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Erica O.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
I would buy the entire opera !
Review by Erica O. on 07/17/20 review stating I would buy the entire opera !
A wonderful, mystical experience. Now I would like to see the entire opera. Hope it will be available.


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