The Metropolitan Opera: Nixon in China
NCM Fathom brings the fifth season of the Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD in movie theaters nationwide. The broadcast of Adams's opera Nixon in China will be presented live for only one day on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT in select movie theaters. Acclaimed director and longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars makes his Met debut with this groundbreaking 1987 work, an exploration of the human truths beyond the headlines surrounding President Nixon's 1972 encounter with Communist China. Baritone James Maddalena stars in the title role.
Cast: Russell Braun, Robert Brubaker, James Maddalena, Janis Kelly, Kathleen Kim
Directed by: Peter Sellars
Written by: Alice Goodman
Running time: 4hr 15min
Opens: Feb 12, 2011 Limited
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