17 Mar 2016

Madeleine Pierard and Eric Renick

From Upbeat, 1:00 pm on 17 March 2016

Tonight at Auckland Arts Festival will be the first time John Adams' opera Nixon in China has been performed here. New Zealand Opera's production features international stars alongside New Zealand's best, including Soprano Madeleine Pierard who plays Pat Nixon, accompanying her husband President Nixon on his ground breaking trip to meet Chairman Mao. Eric Renick Principal Percussionist in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra tells Tim Dodd the score has many challenges.