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Composer(s): John Adams (15 Feb 1947)
Work identifier: M4927
Real Name: Nixon in China
Display Name: Nixon in China
Composed: c. 1987
First Performed: 22 Oct 1987
Genre: Opera + Operetta
Genre Type: Opera
Period: 20th century
Instrumentation: Opera Orchestra
Librettist(s): Alice Goodman
Text Composed: c. 1987
Mvt. 1Act I, Scene I: Beginning  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 2Act I, Scene I: 'Soldiers Of Heaven Hold The Sky'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 3Act I, Scene I: 'The People Are The Heroes Now'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 4Act I, Scene I: Landing Of The Spirit Of '76  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 5Act I, Scene I: 'Your Flight Was Smooth, I Hope?'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 6Act I, Scene I: 'News Has A Kind Of Mystery:'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 7Act I, Scene II: Beginning  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 8Act I, Scene II: 'You Know We'll Meet With Your Confrere The Democratic Candidate If He Should Win.'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 9Act I, Scene II: 'You've Said That There's A Certain Well-Known Tree'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 10Act I, Scene II: 'Founders Come First, Then Profiteers.'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 11Act I, Scene II: 'We No Longer Need Confucius.'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 12Act I, Scene II: 'Like The Ming Tombs.'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 13Act I, Scene III: Beginning  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 14Act I, Scene III: 'Ladies And Gentlemen, Comrades And Friends,'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 15Act I, Scene III: 'Mr. Premier, Distinguished Guests,'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 16Act I, Scene III: Cheers  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 17Act II, Scene I: Beginning  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 18Act II, Scene I: 'Look Down At The Earth,'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 19Act II, Scene I: 'This Is Prophetic!'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 20Act II, Scene I: 'At Last The Weather's Warming Up.'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 21Act II, Scene II: Beginning  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 22Act II, Scene II: 'Oh What A Day I Thought I'd Die!'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 23Act II, Scene II: 'Whip Her To Death!'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 24Act II, Scene II: Tropical Storm  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 25Act II, Scene II: 'Flesh Rebels'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 26Act II, Scene II: 'I Have My Brief'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 27Act II, Scene II: 'It Seems So Strange'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 28Act II, Scene II: 'I Am The Wife Of Mao Tse-Tung'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 29Act III: Beginning  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 30Act III: 'Some Men You Cannot Satisfy.'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 31Act III: 'I Am No One.'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 32Act III: The Maos Dance  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 33Act III: 'Sitting Around The Radio'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 34Act III: 'Let Us Examine What You Did.'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 35Act III: 'When I Woke Up I Dimly Realized The Jap Bombers Had Given...'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 36Act III: 'I Have No Offspring.'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 37Act III: 'I Can Keep Still,'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 38Act III: 'After That The Sweat Had Soaked My Uniform'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 39Act III: 'Peking Watches The Stars,'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 40Act III: 'You Won At Poker.'  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 41Act III: 'I Am Old And I Cannot Sleep'  (Opera Orchestra)
Composer(s): John Adams (15 Feb 1947)
Recording identifier: M2147490112
Real Name: Nixon in China
Display Name: Nixon in China
Composed: c. 1987
First Performed: 22 Oct 1987
Genre: Opera + Operetta
Genre Type: Opera
Period: 20th century
Instrumentation: Piano
Arrangement Name: Transcription for piano
Librettist(s): Alice Goodman
Text Composed: c. 1987
Soloists: Bruce Brubaker (Piano)
Label: Arabesque
Catalogue Number: Z6776
CD Media ID: 5800
Recording Location: Iowa Historical Society, Des Moines
Recording Date: 08 Aug 2001