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Nixon In China

“A Thought-Provoking And Compelling Original Work”

Festival Theatre

29 Feb - 05 Mar 1992

John Adam’s Nixon in China is an opera inspired on President Richard Nixon’s visit to China in 1972.
This was the visit that ended 25 years of silence between People’s Republic of China and United States of America.

David Porcelijn
Gale Edwards
Leigh Warren
Set Design
Adrienne Lobel
Costume Design
Dunya Ramicova
Lighting Designer
Nigel Levings
Sound Designer
John Matheson

Richard Nixon
James Maddalena
Pat Nixon
Eilene Hannan
Chou En-Lai
Mark McSweeney
Mao Tse-tung
Geoffrey Harris
Henry Kissinger
John Wegner
Nancy T’ang
Wendy Hopkins
Second Secretary to Mao
Guila Tiver
Third Secretary to Mao
Shelley Hayton
Chiang Ch’ing
Merlyn Quaife

State Opera Chorus
Australian Dance Theatre
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra