• The Myth of History 

    From its 1987 world premiere, Nixon in China challenged long-held operatic conventions. Almost 25 years later, composer John Adams and director Peter Sellars discuss their groundbreaking work and its creation.

  • History in the Making 

    Nixon in China may be the most important opera written in the last 30 years. Its Met premiere should help cement its status as a contemporary classic and repertory staple. Feature article by Thomas May.


  • The Week That Changed the World 

    Journalist Bernard Kalb, who traveled to Beijing with President Nixon in 1972, relives the historic trip.

  • Nixon in China Educator Guide 

    View our guide for the classroom with Nixon in China classroom activities, musical highlights, a story synopsis, audio clips, and student resources.