Nixon in China: Works & Process at the Guggenheim
NamesSellars, Peter (Director)Sellars, Peter (Interviewee)Adams, John, 1947- (Composer)Adams, John, 1947- (Interviewee)Goodman, Alice (Librettist)Goodman, Alice (Interviewee)DeMain, John (Conductor)DeMain, John (Interviewee)Feinberg, Alan (Instrumentalist)Maddalena, James (Singer)Sylvan, Sanford (Singer)Duykers, John (Singer)Cronson, Mary Sharp (Producer)Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Presenter)
Works & Process at the Guggenheim Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1986-11
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2851
TopicsAdams, John, 1947- Nixon in ChinaNixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 -- DramaMao, Zedong, 1893-1976 -- DramaOperas
NotesStatement of responsibility: performance series producer, Mary Sharp Cronson ; performance series co-producer, Tom Roush ; video produced by David Gordon ; video directed by Scott Fraser ; performance directed by Peter Sellars; music by John Adams; libretto by Alice Goodman.Performers: Interviewees: Peter Sellars, John Adams, Alice Goodman, John DeMain. Excerpts from Nixon in China performed by James Maddalena (Nixon), Sanford Sylvan (Chou En Lai), John Duykers (Mao Tse Tung), James Ramlet (Henry Kissinger). Pianist: Alan Feinberg.Venue: Recorded as part of the Works & Process performance series at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, on Nov. 2 and 3, 1986.Funding: With support from The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, StreamingCulture at the Graduate Center, The City University of New York digitized and authored the DVDs of the video archive of Works & Process at the Guggenheim.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (DVCam) (28 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionExcerpts from the opera Nixon in China are interspersed with comments from the creators, who discuss the origin and development of the work; the historical events on which it is based (President Nixon's 1972 trip to China); their artistic goals and views on accessability vs. obscurity in art. Excerpts from the opera include act 1, scene 1 ("handshake aria") and act I, scene 2.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPG06-F634NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16368183Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f74e65e0-78dd-0138-3d16-21c2607d3290
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