Great Performances at the Met: Nixon in China

Great Performances at the Met: Nixon in China
Mon., May 12, @ 7pm on CET Arts

"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 (which was originally broadcast on Great Performances from Houston in 1988), 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.