Nixon in China - Live in HD (DVD and Blu-ray)
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Nixon in China - Live in HD (DVD and Blu-ray Combination Pack)
Release Date: 11/19/2012
Composer: John Adams
Librettist: Alice Goodman
Production: Peter Sellars
Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Region: All Regions
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.
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 56 min.
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