Join OSU Allied Arts in a free screening of the Metropolitan Opera's Nixon in China on March 9, 2020! Before each opera one of OSU’s very own vocal performance faculty members will present a 15-20 minute pre-performance lecture covering that night’s opera. Streaming of the opera will begin promptly at 8:00pm!
John Adams's groundbreaking work vividly brings to life President Nixon's 1972 visit to communist China. Peter Sellars's Met production, based on his 1987 world-premiere staging, features choreography by Mark Morris and stars James Maddalena as Nixon, Robert Brubaker as Chairman Mao, Janis Kelly as First Lady Pat Nixon, Russell Braun as Chinese Premier Chou En-lai, and Kathleen Kim as Chiang Ch'ing, Mao's wife. From the pomp of the public displays to the intimacy of the protagonists most private moments, Adams, Sellars, and librettist Alice Goodman reveal the real characters behind the headlines in this landmark American opera.