Although we spoke quietly, the eyes and ears of history caught every gesture- Nixon in 'Nixon in China'
In a nutshell:
Celebration of contrasts / Operatic event of the year / History in the re-making
With pulsating energy and soaring lyricism, and influences from big band to Wagner, the opera tells the story of the historic meeting of two of the 20th century's most controversial political figures - Richard Nixon and Mao Zedong. This was the first time a US president had visited the People's Republic of China, and it spelled the beginning of a new era in East-West relations.
Dubbed 'provocative, edgy and audacious' at its Met' debut in 1987, Nixon in China is now regarded as a masterpiece.
Bringing together a stunning cast and an all-star creative team, this semi-staged NZ premiere will go down in history. Be part of the moment.
Click here to find out why Simon O'Neill is excited about Nixon in China.
Pre-show talk: Thursday 17 March, 6:45pm
Pre-show talk: Saturday 19 March, 6:45pm