President Nixon, his wife and Henry Kissinger arrive in China as part of the new era of detente. Their involvement with Chairman and Madam Mao leads each of them to think of the personal, rather than political, consequences of the visit. Sky and Artsworld Season. Running time approximately 3hrs 10mins. Supported by the American Friends of ENO and a syndicate of donors. Nixon in China website.


Gerald Finley (Chou en-lai, James Maddalena (Richard Nixon), Jonathan Best (Henry Kissinger), Janis Kelly (Pat Nixon), Judith Howarth (Chiang Ch'ing), Adrian Thompson (Mao Tse-tung), Victoria Simmonds (Nancy T'ang 1st secretary to Mao), Anne-Marie Gibbons (2nd Secretary to Mao), Alexandra Sherman (3rd Secretary to Mao)


Author: John Adams
Lyrics: Alice Goodman
Company: English National Opera
Director: Peter Sellars
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Design: Adrianne Lobel
Costume(s): Dunya Ramicova, Leon E Wiebers (assistant)
Lighting: James F Ingalls
Choreographer: Mark Morris
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Nixon in China

Nixon in China (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T38058394. Details of all Nixon in China archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S915343556

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