Courtesy of the San Francisco Opera and the Wattis Foundation, free tickets are available to veterans for Nixon in China at the San Francisco Opera. This production features music by John Adams and libretto by Alice Goodman; John Adams’ rhythmically rich re-creation of a presidential trip to Beijing has established itself as a great American opera, a work of “clarity, simplicity, shocking elegance” that “will be around for the long haul” (The New York Times).
Marking the 40th anniversary of the historic meeting between President Nixon and Chairman Mao Zedong, this modern masterpiece makes its long-awaited Bay Area stage premiere. Michael Cavanagh’s “brilliantly effective” staging (Vancouver Sun) features Brian Mulligan, “a vivid and strong-toned Nixon” (San Francisco Chronicle). Lawrence Renes, whose conducting of Adams’ Doctor Atomic won praise from London critics, leads the orchestra. “What commands attention in the Nixon score is, quite simply, melody” (The New York Times).
Tickets available for performance dates:
Friday, June 22 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 30 at 8:00 pm
Tuesday, July 3 at 7:30 pm
Ticket Limit: Veteran +1 (two tickets total per Veteran)
Tickets must be picked up by June 19, 2012, 5pm at the American Legion War Memorial Commission Office, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 101, M-F, 1pm – 5pm
Limited Ticket Availability – Pick up your tickets early!
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