Buddha Passion

The composer for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon creates another stunning, evening-length oratorio.


  • Tan DUN : Buddha Passion (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission)


  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Sen Guo soprano
  • Huiling Zhu mezzo-soprano
  • Kang Wang tenor
  • Shenyang bass-baritone
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon Artistic Director

About This Performance

Following on the stunning success of his Water Passion after St. Matthew, Tan Dun (composer for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) has created another evening-length oratorio, this time based on stories inspired by the Dunhuang Cave paintings.

Pre-Concert Talk: Upbeat Live
With Daniel Kessner – 7pm
Enhance your concert experience with a pre-concert talk starting at 7pm. Upbeat Live provides historical and cultural context for many concerts, featuring engaging speakers, audio examples, and special guests. These events are free to ticket holders and are held in BP Hall, on the second floor, accessible after your ticket is scanned.

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