Scottish Opera: Nixon in China

Scottish Opera - Nixon in China
Scottish Opera - Nixon in China

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Glasgow: 18th, 20th and 22nd February
Edinburgh: 27th and 29th February
(see below for special events)

Among the most notable operas of the late 20th century, US composer John Adams’ Nixon in China relates the visit of the 37th US President, Richard Nixon, to Maoist China in 1972, meeting the Chairman in what was seen as a momentous breakthrough in relations between America and the Communist state.

Incorporating a variety of musical stylings, and featuring an unforgettable opening, this media-age opera, with its libretto by Alice Goodman, has garnered enduring critical acclaim over the last forty years, delineating the private perspectives on the visit by, among others, Henry Kissinger, Madame Mao and First Lady Patricia Nixon.

Scottish Opera‘s much-anticipated production is directed John Fulljames, Director of Opera at The Royal Danish Theatre.

Theatre Royal Glasgow,
282 Hope Street,
Glasgow G2 3QA

Festival Theatre,
13–29 Nicolson Street,
Edinburgh EH8 9FT

Special Nixon in China events: Glasgow
Unwrapped Fri 21 Feb, 6pm
Pre-show Talk Sat 22 Feb, 6pm
Touch Tour Sat 22 Feb, 6pm
Audio-described performance Sat 22 Feb, 7:15pm

Special Nixon in China events: Edinburgh
Nixon in China Unwrapped Fri 28 Feb, 6pm
Pre-show Talk Sat 29 Feb, 6pm
Touch Tour Sat 29 Feb, 6pm
Audio-described performance Sat 29 Feb, 7.15pm


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