What political story would make the best opera? Vietnam? JFK? The 2000 elections?
Two must-see classical programs on PBS tonight, bass Giorgio Tozzi has died, Minnesota Public Radio features musicians under 30, and the Van Cliburn amateur piano competition has a winner.
Instead of writing a review of the Met’s Nixon in China, why not reflect on the opera itself as an explanation of – or at least a mirror on – the world as we know it?
Baritone James Maddalena created the role of Richard Nixon in John Adams’ opera Nixon in China in 1987, he now recreates the role for a new production at The Metropolitan Opera.