Nixon In China http://wrti.org en 'Nixon In China': An American Opera Inches Toward Classic At 25 http://wrti.org/post/nixon-china-american-opera-inches-toward-classic-25 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoLk7VneYLY</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 4610 at http://wrti.org 'Nixon In China': An American Opera Inches Toward Classic At 25 San Francisco Opera: Adams' NIXON IN CHINA, Oct. 13th at 1 pm http://wrti.org/post/san-francisco-opera-adams-nixon-china-oct-13th-1-pm <p>John Adams' rhythmically rich re-creation of a presidential trip to Beijing has established itself as a great American opera, a work of “clarity, simplicity, shocking elegance” that “will be around for the long haul” (<em>The New York Times)</em>. A quarter-century after premiering at Houston Grand Opera under the leadership of David Gockley, this modern masterpiece made its San Francisco Opera premiere earlier this year featuring baritone Brian Mulligan. Lawrence Renes, whose conducting of Adams’ <em>Doctor Atomic</em> won praise from London critics, leads the orchestra. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 20:05:00 +0000 WRTI Staff 4557 at http://wrti.org San Francisco Opera: Adams' NIXON IN CHINA, Oct. 13th at 1 pm