The Metropolitan Opera: Nixon in China (Encore)

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Release Date: February 12, 2011 (limited)

3h 40m | Drama, Other


"All of my operas have dealt on deep psychological levels with our American mythology," says Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams, whose most famous opera has its Met premiere. "The meeting of Nixon and Mao is a mythological moment in world history, particularly American history."

Acclaimed director Peter Sellars makes his Met debut with this groundbreaking 1987 work, an exploration of the human truths beyond the headlines surrounding President Nixon's historic 1972 encounter with Mao and Communist China.

Director: Peter Sellars
Studio: The Metropolitan Opera
Cast: James Maddalena, Robert Brubaker, Richard Paul Fink, Kathleen Kim, Janis Kelly
Writer(s): John Adams, Alice Goodman

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