San Francisco Opera - Nixon in China Reviews
23 February 2019
General scene
Simon O'Neill (Mao Tse-tung), Ginger Costa-Jackson, Buffy Baggott and Nicole Birkland (Mao's secretaries), and Brian Mulligan (Richard Nixon)
Chen-Ye Yuan (Chou En-lai), Maria Kanyova (Pat Nixon), Brian Mulligan (Richard Nixon)
Hye Jung Lee (Madame Mao Tse-tung)
Brian Mulligan (Richard Nixon)

Performance reviews

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Nixon in China

San Francisco Opera


No. of reviews: 13

Nixon in China consternant
27 Jun 12 / ResMusica
San Francisco Opera serves up a brilliant staging of Adams’ problematic “Nixon in China”
26 Jun 12 / South Florida Classical Review
'Nixon in China' by San Francisco Opera hits highs and lows
26 Jun 12 / Los Angeles Times
The eagle has landed
25 Jun 12 / Out West Arts
“Nixon in China” gets its due from San Francisco Opera
20 Jun 12 / Seen and Heard
SFO has thrown an enormous amount of talent and energy into the production
20 Jun 12 / Operaville
This production offers a decidedly contemporary point of view
18 Jun 12 / The Examiner
'Nixon' headlines SF Opera's summer season
17 Jun 12 / San Francisco Chronicle
This Nixon came together as a strong production
13 Jun 12 / Musical Criticism
Triumph, color, and exhilaration
13 Jun 12 / San Francisco Classical Voice
A great performance of a masterpiece
13 Jun 12 / SFist
Imaginative
11 Jun 12 / San Francisco Chronicle
It's the John Adams score that towers above all else
10 Jun 12 / Mercury News
In conversation with the cast of Nixon in China at SF Opera
Maria Kanyova, Hye Jung Lee and Simon O'Neill discuss their experience with John Adams' opera.
'Nixon in China' gets San Francisco Opera premiere
"Nixon in China" will get its San Francisco premiere a quarter century after its debut at the Houston Grand Opera, which critics dismissed as "CNN opera" at the time.
Production details
Cast
Mulligan, Kanyova, Yuan, O'Neill, Carfizzi, Lee, Costa-Jackson, Baggott, Birkland
(c) Renes (d) Cavanagh
Performance dates
8, 14, 17(m), 22, 26, 30 June, 3 July 2012
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