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Nixon in China

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 3: Beckmesser, Kissinger and the Klinghoffer Controversy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.18.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Playing out before us is the Wagner situation redux. In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of The Death of Klinghoffer.

Can You Hear Me Now?

George Heymont | Posted 10.05.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2012-08-05-Heymont.jpg During the 30-year period from 1970 to 2000, the wall between contemporary opera and musical theater was pretty thoroughly demolished.

Nixon Gets a Facelift

George Heymont | Posted 09.17.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Although I attended the 1987 world premiere of Nixon in China (and saw subsequent performances in 1988 and 1990), last month marked the first time I had seen Nixon in China in 22 years. A lot has happened in the interim.

'Nixon In China' Returns

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 08.15.2012 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO — Like a conquering hero returning home, Richard Nixon is drawing cheers from California audiences these days. Not as the former ...

WATCH: 'Nixon In China' Streams Live From Paris

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home

John Adams' opera 'Nixon in China' has come back to Paris for the first time since 1991. And today, even viewers outside of France can watch the Theat...

Nixon in China, 40 Years Later

Winston Lord | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Winston Lord

Myth: Henry Kissinger was the first American official in China since 1949. Fact: On Kissinger's secret trip to China in July 1971, my dad conveniently made sure he was at the front of the Pakistani-piloted plane as it entered Chinese airspace. Some would say he ran to the front.

Amy Lee

The Met Brings Opera To The Movies

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 10.29.2011 | Home

Richard Nixon is watching ballet in Beijing with Chairman Mao as wife Pat Nixon looks on with her hands clasped to her face. A young girl is beaten un...

Nixon in China and the American City: Radical Urban Revitalization Needed

Milton Curry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Milton Curry

The America of 2011 is similar to Nixon's America -- one in which the dominant ideology of suburban living has consumed the nation's political and economic imagination.

Highlights This Week: Portraits, Politics, Pirouettes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

This week on HuffPost Arts, we pulled back the curtain on the effects used to make Black Swan, we heard from designer Bjarke Ingels about his BIG proj...

Performance Spotlight: 'Nixon In China' At Metropolitan Opera

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: John Adams, composer/conductor; Peter Sellars, director; Kathleen Kim as Madame Mao; Janis Kelly as Pat Nixon; Robert Brubaker as Chairman Mao; J...

Theater Reviews: "Nixon In China!" Olympia Dukakis On A Milkcart! Bloody Ethan Hawke! More!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Here's a roundup of my theater-going for the past week covering all the new shows. I see The Whipping Man this weekend but had to miss AR Gurney's lat...

WATCH: What To Watch: Top Operas To See Before They Close

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Around the country, opera companies are looking to the end of their 2010 - 2011 seasons and have begun announcing their 2011-2012 slates. But, before ...

OPERA: CultureZohn (Singing in the Streets)

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-09-27-rheingoldbox.jpgThe Metropolitan Opera offers proof that the double dealing, back-stabbing, larger-than-life emotion of Wagner rivals any of our great governmental dramas.

Two Operas You'll Never See Performed at the Met!

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Whether deploying a chorus line of Ku Klux Klansmen, mocking every symbol of Christianity, or filling the theatre with nonstop profanity, Jerry Springer:The Opera has something to offend everyone.