John Adams

5:00 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Opera Explores Tensions And Symbolism In Nixon's Visit To China

Supertitles (text of the lyrics) will be provided during performances of "Nixon in China" as pictured here during the dress rehearsal.
Laura Spencer KCUR

It’s difficult today to imagine a time when the United States and China didn’t have trade relations or communicate at all. But, in 1972, President Richard Nixon’s visit to China, a once-demonized Communist regime, was heralded as “the week that changed the world.”

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