Saturday March 20, 2010 / 8:00pm (Pre-Show Talk 7:00pm)Nixon in China
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
How was your experience?
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.