John Adams' Award-Winning Nixon in China from Long Beach Opera
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The last date listed for Nixon in China was Sunday March 28, 2010 / 4:00pm (Pre-Show Talk 3:00pm).
Currently at Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater:
- Full Price:
- $45.00 - $80.00
- Our Price:
- $22.50 - $40.00
Grammy-winning American cellist Lynn Harrell finds Triumph & Drama with Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke and the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, at this concert featuring operatic works from Verdi and Wagner. Harrell solos on Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 2, framed by the "Triumphal March and Ballet" from Verdi's Aida and various selections from Wagner. Since his debut at the age of 16 at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic, Harrell's performed on the world's great stages, won multiple awards, appeared on dozens of recordings and taught at the most prestigious music schools. Come early for a pre-show discussion and live entertainment in the lobby. Learn More
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VERY CREATIVE! We found the opera everything that opera should be, and more. It had great appeal in terms of set design, staging/acting, spectacle, choreography, music (both vocal and orchestral); it was as good as it gets plus it had an added dimension in that the narrative had more "substance" and challenged us to think. Don't miss the pre-show talk. It helps. That being said, this is not for everyone. If you're looking for lyrical Italian opera, you may be disappointed. But if you are willing to stretch yourself and are open to new encounters, you will experience an enjoyable evening.
Fact and fantasy fuse together in a momentous culture clash that forms the basis for this landmark opera by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy-winning composer, John Adams. In the composer’s words: “It is part epic, part satire, part a parody of political posturing, and part serious examination of historical, philosophical, and even gender issues.”