REVIEW: A Little “Nixon” Goes a Long Way: Nixon in China at the Princeton Festival (for Parterre Box)

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Nixon in China, now at the Princeton Festival. (Photo courtesy of Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

First of all—bravo to the Princeton Festival! Now celebrating its 15th season, this team effort has long been a “Little Engine that Could,” but the current operatic offering, John Adams’ Nixon in China, is a good deal more than that.

Though I think the piece is ultimately a crowd-pleaser—certainly it seemed so at Sunday’s opening performance—it’s an ambitious and out-of-the-box choice, and one that requires substantial forces to make it work…

Read the full review at Paterre Box.

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