The legendary Tibetan warrior-king, Gesar of Ling, is brought to life in this sweeping operatic interpretation of an ancient Asian saga. Featuring performances by Yo Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax and Peter Serkin. Warrior Songs blends eloquent musicianship, fierce horseback riding, dance and storytelling to recount the deeds of Gesar, the enlightened sage, as he battles the demons which threaten to enslave humanity. Composer, Peter Lieberson. Libretto, Douglas Pennick.
Awards: Nominated for Best Performance Film, BANFF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Book from Wisdom Publications, CD from Sony Classic.