Adams’ Nixon in China

Date: Saturday February 12 2011, 1:00 pm
Opera: Adams’ Nixon in China
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All of my operas have dealt on deep psychological levels with our American mythology, says composer John Adams, who conducts the Met premiere of his most famous opera. The meeting of Nixon and Mao is a mythological moment in world history, particularly American history.

Acclaimed director and longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars makes his Met debut with this groundbreaking 1987 work, an exploration of the human truths beyond the headlines surrounding President Nixon’s 1972 encounter with Communist China. Baritone James Maddalena stars in the title role. 4 hrs. 2 Intermissions.

Full Cast: Kathleen Kim, Janis Kelly, Robert Brubaker, Russell Braun, James Maddalena, Richard Paul Fink. Conducted and Composed by John Adams.

There will be a $15 luncheon at 12:00 noon. Please reserve a meal if desired by speaking with our Box Office by phone or in person.