Nixon in China is a contemporary masterpiece, transforming the details of Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China in 1972 into a story of deep emotion and political conflict. You may know the headlines, but as Nixon sings: "News has a kind of mystery." A work of magnificent musical storytelling with an acclaimed score by John Adams and an inspired libretto by Alice Goodman, Nixon in China encourages us to think deeply about the power of performance and the nature of political speech. It is truly an opera for our time. Ticketholders for the June 23 opening performance are cordially invited to join us for a free “Meet the Artists” post-opera reception.