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Nixon in China (live cinema relay) 2011Metropolitan Opera

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This opera has a claim to be one of the most recent ly composed to have found a place in the repertoire. “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.

John Adams; Kathleen Kim, Janis Kelly, Robert Brubaker, Russell Braun, James Maddalena, Richard Paul Fink

Expected Running time: 4 hours

Performance DatesNixon in China (live cinema relay) 2011

Map List

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) | Dundee

12 Feb, 18.00

Belmont Picturehouse, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

12 Feb, 18.00

Cameo Picturehouse, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

12 Feb, 18.00

Pavilion Cinema, Galashiels | Galashiels

12 Feb, 18.00

Cineworld Glasgow Renfrew St | Glasgow

12 Feb, 18.00

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