12. February 2011 · Comments Off on MQOD & Nixon In China · Categories: Opera

It’s certainly easier to work with dead composers than living ones.

-Mark Morris

This was heard at the simulcast of the Met’s Nixon In China, which I attended this morning.

I really enjoyed the opera, but I think I’d need more listens to really get it wrapped around this brain of mine. I also need to do a bit of reading on China to grasp all that was in this opera.

During the opera the iPhone was off and in my purse, but prior to the start and during intermissions I figured it was okay to snap a few photos. Here are some to check out:

Time to go in!:

The orchestra getting ready. (Can anyone tell me who were on second oboe and English horn?):

Countdown time would include a photo from the opera. It was amazing how much singer Janis Kelly looked like Pat Nixon!:

Thomas Hampson interviewing the always entertaining director Peter Sellars:

Thomas Hampson interviewing composer John Adams:

I think my favorite singer of the day was Russell Braun, seen here on the left, although they were all quite good. Pictured along with Braun and Hampson is Richard Paul Fink:

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