Nixon in China Is Neglected No Longer

Posted by Vancouver Opera On 11:05 AM

As a subject for books, plays and films, Nixon, who died in 1994, remains ever fascinating. China, of course, has been ever on our minds. But the opera faded from the limelight, remaining on the fringes...

But now "Nixon" is back and big time. On Saturday, Vancouver Opera will unveil a new production as part of the Canadian city's lingering 2010 Cultural Olympiad. The following Saturday, Long Beach Opera will present a different new production at Terrace Theater, the first Southern California staging of the opera since Los Angeles Opera's in 1990. Last month, the Metropolitan Opera announced that it has invited Sellars to re-create his "Nixon" production in New York next season, and the composer will conduct.

Nixon in China is a modern masterpiece. Click here to read more.

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