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From its 1987 world premiere, Nixon in China challenged long-held operatic conventions. Almost 25 years later, composer John Adams and director Peter Sellars discuss their groundbreaking work and its creation.
Nixon in China may be the most important opera written in the last 30 years. Its Met premiere should help cement its status as a contemporary classic and repertory staple. Feature article by Thomas May.
Journalist Bernard Kalb, who traveled to Beijing with President Nixon in 1972, relives the historic trip.
View our guide for the classroom with Nixon in China classroom activities, musical highlights, a story synopsis, audio clips, and student resources.
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