Iconic Productions: Nixon in China
“Nixon in China imagines what history cannot tell us and what none of the participants in the trip was able to articulate. The opera is not about what I meant for Nixon to go to China, it is an opera about what it felt like to be Nixon in China. It is not an opera about what Nixon did for China, but what China did for Nixon.” – Mark Swed, classical music critic for the Los Angeles Times.
LA Opera presented John Adams’ acclaimed Nixon in China in 1990, a production directed by Peter Sellars.
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