China silks and custom-made Japanese textiles are among the sumptuous fabrics used to create the 64 elaborate costumes for the American premiere of Tea: A Mirror of Soul, an opera by Tan Dun that opens on July 21 at the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico. Conducted by Lawrence Renes, the opera marks the company debut for director Amon Miyamoto, scenic designer Rumi Matsui, and costume designer Masatomo Ota. Lighting is by Rick Fisher, who is in his sixth season in seven years at Santa Fe. Dun, ...

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