The Fall and Rise of an American President

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The real-life Nixon: operatic inspiration
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The biggest surprise when Nixon in China opened in 1987 wasn't the music: the opera's composer, John Adams, had been moving away from minimalist purism for some years. It wasn't the production's stagi...

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