In May 2013 Bergen National Opera and Bergen Festival are presenting Tan Dun’s extraordinary ‘opera within an opera’
Marco Polo, in a performance with film and live projection, conducted by Baldur Brönnimann, directed and designed by Netia Jones. Here, we map the creative journey towards the design of the performances, and the exploration and discovery in the preparation of the production.

“I have not told one half of what I saw”
Marco Polo

all images by Netia Jones
all titles from the text of the opera ‘Marco Polo’;
music by Tan Dun, libretto by Paul Griffiths