Escorted Bus tour
Nixon in China New York Metropolitan Opera 1PM matinee
Saturday, February 12New York Metropolitan Opera
Tickets: $175 (includes reserved balcony seat, bus, box lunch, and gratuity)
One of the major operas of the 20th century by American music composer John Adams, with a libretto by Alice Goodman, directed by Peter Sellars and choreography by Mark Morris, Nixon in China is considered one of the cornerstones of American minimalist music. Commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Houston Grand Opera and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the opera highlights the visit of the United States President Richard M. Nixon to China in 1972, where he met with China's Chairman Mao Zedong and other Chinese officials. The Metropolitan performance features composer John Adams as conductor, James Maddalena- baritone as Richard Nixon, Janis Kelly -soprano as Pat Nixon, Robert Brubaker as Mao Tse-tung, Kathleen Kim as Mao's wife Chiang Ch"ing, Russell Braun portrays Chou En-lai and Richard Paul Fink as Henry Kissinger.