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Nixon in China Reviews

Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater (Long Beach, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

11 ratings
4.2 average rating
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30 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 28 2010

I have loved this opera for years and I am fortunate to have seen it in Long Beach - twice. Kudos to Long Beach Opera.

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20 reviews
69 stars
attended Mar 28 2010

The opera was enjoyable for the most part.I'm no opera expert, but I thought the singing, dancing, and music, generally, were excellent. I did not "get" a lot of the lyrics--very repetitive and some did not make a great deal of sense to me,...continued

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72 events
31 reviews
21 stars
attended Mar 28 2010

Top notch orchestra and singers. Very effective staging with exception of the final scene. "The party's over - wrecked banquet setting" (with furnishing direct from the LB Convention center) and harsh lighting was a distraction and with little...continued

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31 events
6 reviews
52 stars
attended Mar 20 2010

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...continued

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61 events
4 reviews
126 stars
attended Mar 20 2010

Thanks for presenting composer John Adams! Would love to see more of his work.

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6 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 20 2010

i did not like the opera. at all.

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4 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 28 2010

Wonderful opportunity to see a masterpiece! Very satisfying production. Not to be missed if Long Beach Opera performs this again. Hope they do some of the other neglected modern American operas; more Adams, Philip Glass (Einstein on the Beach),...continued

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