JOHN ADAMS (b.1947): Nixon in China.
Catalogue Number: 11L098
Description: Noble intentions, grand situations and flawed complex characters - the traditional elements of most grand historical operas. But, of course, all these characters really existed and not too long ago. First budget-priced recording of Adams' first opera from 1987 in live recordings made over a period of eight days in June 2008 as part of Opera Colorado's 25th anniversary celebrations. 3 CDs. Libretto included. Robert Orth (baritone), Maria Kanyova (soprano), Thomas Hammons (bass-baritone), Marc Heller (tenor), Opera Colorado Chorus, Colorado Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop.