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"Nixon in China" - Preview

Preview: Season 5 | 30s

Composer John Adams conducts the Met premiere of his most famous opera. Baritone James Maddalena stars in the title role. Peter Sellars directs. 6/1/11

Aired: 06/01/11

Rating: NR

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