John Adams: Nixon in China (2011)

02/12/2011 (US) Music 2h 56m


John Adams’s groundbreaking work vividly brings to life US President Nixon’s 1972 visit to the People’s Republic of 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


  2. Alice Goodman


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  1. James Maddalena

    James Maddalena

    Richard Nixon

  2. Robert Brubaker

    Robert Brubaker

    Mao Tse-tung

  3. Janis Kelly

    Janis Kelly

    Pat Nixon

  4. Kathleen Kim

    Kathleen Kim

    Chiang Ch’ing

  5. Richard Paul Fink

    Richard Paul Fink

    Henry Kissinger

  6. Russell Braun

    Russell Braun

    Chou En-Lai

  7. Ginger Costa-Jackson

    Ginger Costa-Jackson

    First Secretary to Mao

  8. Teresa S. Herold

    Second Secretary to Mao

  9. Tamara Mumford

    Tamara Mumford

    Third Secretary to Mao

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John Adams: Nixon in China
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