GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Air Date: 
Wednesday, Jun 1st - 8:00pm
Episode Title: 
Nixon in China

Composer John Adams conducts the Met premiere of his most famous opera. Baritone James Maddalena stars in the title role. Acclaimed director and longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars makes his Met debut with this groundbreaking 1987 work (which was originally broadcast on GREAT PERFORMANCES from the Houston Grand Opera in 1988), an exploration of the human truths beyond the headlines surrounding President Nixon's 1972 encounter with Communist China. "All of my operas have dealt on deep psychological levels with our American mythology," says Adams. "The meeting of Nixon and Mao is a mythological moment in world history, particularly American history."

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