Great Performances

"News has a kind of mystery" from Nixon in China

Clip: Season 5 | 1m 44s

Richard Nixon (James Maddalena) sings the aria "News has a kind of mystery" from Act 1, Scene 1 of the Metropolitan Opera premiere of John Adams's Nixon in China, directed by Peter Sellars and conducted by the composer.

Aired: 05/31/11

Rating: TV-G

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