In case you missed it, there was an informative feature in The Kansas City Star’s Sunday A&E section last weekend. Along with some historical background, the article includes quotes from both James Maddalena, who will be portraying Nixon, and Michael Cavanagh, director of the production, who spoke about this truly modern opera.
KCUR’s Laura Spencer also did a piece on Nixon and China recently. The segment, titled “Opera Explores Tensions And Symbolism In Nixon’s Visit To China”, looks at the history of the opera as well as some of the different elements seen in the production. You can read or listen to the interesting piece by clicking the link below.