Saw the live telecast of Nixon in China this afternoon...what a powerful piece of theater that is!
I don't think this is an opera you'd want to "listen" to....you HAVE to see it...an incredibe ballet sequence...the final act with multiple things going on all the time...(ok, probably not worse that some of the ensemble pieces in Verdi and Mozart)
I am so glad we finally got the simulcasts in Roanoke. The theater at the college is small, and was probably 3/4 full today...I was afraid I'd be by myself!
We get Domingo next time...that ought to bring them out!
But I LOVED Nixon.
Great to see Thomas Hampson doing the between act interviews, too....