Tuesday, April 10, 2012
New Production of John Adams's "Nixon in China" Premieres at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris
The new production includes a set design by Shilpa Gupta, costume design by Petra Reinhardt, and lighting design by Alexander Koppelmann, with video by Olivier Roset. Performances begin tonight and run through next Wednesday, April 18. See below for a preview of the new production, featuring excerpts from each of the lead performers. For additional details and tickets, go to chatelet-theatre.com.
To coincide with last year's Metropolitan Opera premiere of Nixon in China, Nonesuch Records reissued the Grammy-winning recording of the 1987 original cast in a newly redesigned and specially-priced three-CD set (pictured above), featuring a 68-page booklet with the complete libretto and new notes, along with the original liner notes by librettist Alice Goodman and by the late Michael Steinberg, which the Los Angeles Times described as "a revelation." That recording is available in the Nonesuch Store.
Preview the Châtelet production of Nixon in China here: