"Nixon in China" at the Metropolitan Opera

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James Maddalena, who plays Richard Nixon, and Janis Kelly, who plays Pat Nixon, discuss the John Adams’ Grammy–winning opera “Nixon in China,” playing now at the Metropolitan Opera. Adams described the opera, about President Nixon’s 1972 visit to Mao Tse-tung in China, as “part epic, part satire, part parody of political posturing, and part serious examination of historical, philosophical, and even gender issues.”