Overview

John Adams’s groundbreaking work vividly brings to life President Nixon’s 1972 visit to communist China. Peter Sellars’s Met production, based on his 1987 world-premiere staging, features choreography by Mark Morris and stars James Maddalena as Nixon, Robert Brubaker as Chairman Mao, Janis Kelly as First Lady Pat Nixon, Russell Braun as Chinese Premier Chou En-lai, and Kathleen Kim as Chiang Ch’ing, Mao’s wife. From the pomp of the public displays to the intimacy of the protagonists most private moments, Adams, Sellars, and librettist Alice Goodman reveal the real characters behind the headlines in this landmark American opera.

  1. Peter Sellars

    Director

  2. Alice Goodman

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Janis Kelly

    Janis Kelly

    Pat Nixon

  2. James Maddalena

    Richard Nixon

  3. Robert Brubaker

    Mao Tse-tung

  4. Richard Paul Fink

    Henry Kissinger

  5. Tamara Mumford

    Third Secretary to Mao

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John Adams: Nixon in China
John Adams: Nixon in China

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Status Released

Release Information

  • February 12, 2011
    Theatrical

    Meaning

  • June 1, 2011
    TV

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 56m

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