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Nixon in China

Composer:
John Adams
Original Language:
English
Librettist:
Alice Goodman
Description:
Opera in Three Acts
Time:
February 21, 1972
Place:
In and around Peking, China
Role Voice Part Classification
Richard Nixon Baritone L
Pat Nixon Soprano L
Mao Tse-Tung Tenor L
Chou En-Lai Baritone L
Chiang Ch’ing (Madame Mao) Soprano L
Henry Kissinger Baritone L
Mao's 1st Secretary (Nancy Tang) Mezzo-Soprano S
Mao's 2nd Secretary Mezzo-Soprano S
Mao's 3rd Secretary Mezzo-Soprano S
Wu Ching-Hua (Female solo Dancer) S
Hung Ch'ang-ch'ing (Male solo dancer) S
(above 2 dancing roles are one-act dream sequences)
 
Minimum Chorus:  24
Divisi:  SATB