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Scottish Opera - Nixon In China

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Theatre Royal Glasgow

Tue 18 Feb - Sat 22 Feb 2020

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A first for Scottish Opera. John Fulljames – Director of Opera at The Royal Danish Theatre – directs Adams’ iconic work, with designs by the ever-inventive Dick Bird (The Mikado 2016).

Theatre Royal Glasgow

Tue 18 Feb - Sat 22 Feb 2020
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Tue, Thu and Sat at 19:15
Fri at 18:00
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]

Inspired by Nixon’s much-publicised visit to China in 1972, this groundbreaking piece explores the reality behind the hype. It is as much about the private moments as the public, about the wives as much as the husbands, and about what we choose to remember as much as what actually happened…

Production shot

Famed for giving minimalism a human face, Adams mixes a huge range of sounds in his eclectic score. Pre-recorded electronics sit alongside live passages echoing Wagner and Johann Strauss; jazz references alongside big band sounds that evoke the 1930s of Nixon’s youth. Acclaimed Portuguese conductor Joana Carneir leads an exciting cast including American baritone Eric Greene, Swedish soprano Julia Sporsén (Ariadne auf Naxos 2018), British tenor Mark Le Brocq (Anthropocene 2019) and South Korean soprano Hye-Youn Lee (La bohème 2017).

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Theatre Royal Glasgow

282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Glasgow Queen Street
Monday to Saturday, 10.00 to 18.00
On show nights the box office will open 90 mins before curtain up offering counter sales for the evening performance only and no advance sales after 18:00. If collecting tickets we recommend you arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the show.
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There are bars on each level of the auditorium which are open from an hour before the performance begins and during the interval.
Cloakrooms are available on all levels.

Opened in 1867, Theatre Royal Glasgow went through two fires before the turn of the century. Standing tall through thick and thin, the theatre has since presented a wide variety of productions covering all genres, including residents Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet. Featuring a Victorian auditorium, Theatre Royal presents first class entertainment.

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Theatre Royal Glasgow

Tue 18 Feb - Sat 22 Feb 2020
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Tue, Thu and Sat at 19:15
Fri at 18:00
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]