VenueThe Royal Albert Hall
Other spaces at this venue include: Elgar Room
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From5th September 2012
To5th September 2012
PricesFrom £8.50. To £44.00.
What is currently on at The Royal Albert Hall (V221)

Prom 72

Prom 72T505685545
Part of the BBC Proms.

Archive :: production:T505685545, concert:S6010, venue:V221

John Adams - Nixon in China

Semi-staged. Alice Goodman's poetic, intensely original libretto is based on Richard and Pat Nixon's historic three-day visit to China in 1972. Protagonists viewed initially as transcendent iconic figures are not so much satirised as seen for what they are. The score pounds away eclectically with nods to Broadway and rock, Minimalism and Igor Stravinsky, but there's no mistaking the identity of the composer, who joins us tonight, nor the colour and brilliance of one of the iconic works of our time. There will be two intervals. Finish time approx. 22:25


Performer Kathleen Kim (soprano/Madame Mao)
Performer Alan Oke (tenor/Chairman Mao)
Performer Gerald Finley (bass-baritone/Chou En-Lai)
Performer Robert Orth (baritone/President Nixon)
Performer James Rutherford (bass-baritone/New Generation Artist/Kissinger|)
Performer Stephanie Marshall (mezzo-soprano/Secretary)
Performer Susan Platts (mezzo-soprano/Secretary)
Company BBC Singers
Company BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor John Adams
Director Paul Curran

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