Well, you gotta do what you gotta do when you get to Q. I don't know anything about this composer at all. Not a thing. His Wikipedia page indicates that he was born and studied in China and eventually emigrated to the United States, where he continues to compose. That's all I know.
So obviously, I've never heard this piece before. It's in two parts (because of YouTube length restrictions), and I don't think it's complete, but it's interesting enough that I don't care: a short opera called The Death of Oedipus. And it's fascinating. I'd love to see this staging live, with the stylized acting using masks on the singers. Wow. I love finding works like this! Back in college, the music department had a thing called "Opera Workshop", in which the vocal majors would learn and perform works like this. I've never much thought about the world of short opera since then. I wonder why that is?
Anyway, here is The Death of Oedipus.
Tomorrow: R. So many directions I could go...but probably back to Mother Russia.