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NIXON IN CHINA

"The production remains Peter Sellars’ show...the drama rose and fell cleverly, stylisation here, quasi-realism there."

Financial Times

John Adams’s groundbreaking work vividly brings to life President Nixon’s 1972 visit to communist China. Peter Sellars’s Met production, based on his 1987 world-premiere staging, features choreography by Mark Morris and stars James Maddalena as Nixon, Robert Brubaker as Chairman Mao, Janis Kelly as First Lady Pat Nixon, Russell Braun as Chinese Premier Chou En-lai, and Kathleen Kim as Chiang Ch’ing, Mao’s wife. From the pomp of the public displays to the intimacy of the protagonists most private moments, Adams, Sellars, and librettist Alice Goodman reveal the real characters behind the headlines in this landmark American opera.

Composer
John Adams
Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor
John Adams
Singers
Richard Paul Fink, James Maddalena, Russell Braun, Robert Brubaker, Janis Kelly, Kathleen Kim
Production
Peter Sellars
Year
2011
Duration
02:51:00
Picture Format
HD
Sound
5.1 Surround Sound
Format
Opera
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