John Adams' Award-Winning Nixon in China from Long Beach Opera
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All offers for Nixon in China have expired.
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:
- $29.00 - $89.00
- Our Price:
- $14.50 - $44.50
The Death of Klinghoffer is an opera pulled straight from the headlines. Loosely based on the 1985 Palestinian Liberation Front hijacking of a cruise ship and subsequent murder of Jewish-American passenger Leon Klinghoffer, the provocative opera has been called "revolutionary" by Newsweek. Composer John Adams (Nixon in China, Doctor Atomic) and writer Alice Goodman delve into the complicated conflict between Palestinians and Jews and aim to shine a light on heroism in ordinary people. The Death of Klinghoffer is sure to spark plenty of conversation with its controversial telling of events. 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."