Nixon in China

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Wortham Theater Center: Houston Grand Opera501 Texas Ave, Houston, Texas, TX 77002, United States
January 20, 22 14:00, 24, 26, 28 (at 19:30 unless shown)
Houston Grand Opera
Robert SpanoConductor
James RobinsonDirector
Allen MoyerSet Designer
James SchuetteCostume Designer
Scott HendricksBaritoneRichard Nixon
Andriana ChuchmanSopranoPat Nixon
Chen-Ye YuanBaritoneChou En-lai
Chad SheltonTenorMao Tse-tung
Tracy DahlSopranoChiang Ch'ing
Patrick CarfizziBaritoneHenry 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.

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