“A thought-provoking and compelling original work”

“A thought-provoking and compelling original work”

JOHN ADAMS

NIXON IN CHINA

FESTIVAL THEATRE

29FEBRUARY – 5MARCH 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.

PROGRAM DOWNLOAD

CAST

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

CREATIVES

Conductor David Porcelijn
Director Gale Edwards
Choreographer & Movement Assistant Leigh Warren
Set Designer Adrienne Lobel
Costume Designer Dunya Ramicova
Lighting Design Nigel Levings
Sound Designer John Matheson

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