|Houston Grand Opera|
|Allen Moyer||Set Designer|
|James Schuette||Costume Designer|
|Scott Hendricks||Baritone||Richard Nixon|
|Andriana Chuchman||Soprano||Pat Nixon|
|Chen-Ye Yuan||Baritone||Chou En-lai|
|Chad Shelton||Tenor||Mao Tse-tung|
|Tracy Dahl||Soprano||Chiang Ch'ing|
|Patrick Carfizzi||Baritone||Henry Kissinger|
|Houston Grand Opera Chorus|
|Houston Grand Opera Orchestra|
The Historic Trip that Broke 25 Years of Silence
Nixon in China, an original HGO commission and a pivotal piece of the modern opera repertoire, returns to HGO’s stage on the opera’s 30th anniversary.
Composer John Adams’ work focuses on President Richard M. Nixon’s 1972 peacemaking visit to China. By blending fact and fiction, the work presents an insightful and compassionate portrayal of a presidential figure often vilified.
2 hours and 59 minutes with 1 intermission.
Sung in English with projected translation.