About John Adams’s “Nixon in China”

The New Yorker music critic Alex Ross pointed out this blog post by Daniel Stephen Johnson about the recent Metropolitan Opera production of John Adams’s Nixon in China. There has been a lot written in the last few weeks about the 1987 opera, but this one is the best I’ve read. I recommend it without reservation:

http://www.danielstephenjohnson.com/2011/02/adams-behemoth.html

P.S. Check out the advertisement for the T-shirt in the upper right corner of the page. It’s how I feel sometimes.

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