Nixon in China

Started by Owen David, May 26, 2023, 01:29:59 PM

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Owen David

Views on Nixon in China?

I'm a bit ambivalent about it but it certainly has its moments. 

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I love it, though it does sag somewhat in the middle.


It's very good.  Borderline masterpiece. Full of nuance, subtext, lyricism, and drama.  Far more complex than the title might make you think.  I also love Doctor Atomic for the same reasons. 


Quote from: Daverz on May 26, 2023, 03:20:22 PMI love it, though it does sag somewhat in the middle.

I used to feel the same, but my problems were with the final act, but I've come to love that act, and the entire opera more and more over the years.
"Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience." ― Mark Twain


Saw the opera in LA in the 90's. I liked it better after seeing it as opposed to hearing bits of it from the radio.

Interesting that I actually danced in that ballet in the middle act when I was in elementary school (or was it middle school)...
Do what I must do, and let what must happen happen.