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Adams, Ades and Golijov at the Met

"Giving new attention to living composers, the Metropolitan Opera will stage John Adams'"Nixon in China" and Thomas Ades'"The Tempest" for the first time along with the world premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's "Daedalus."

"Nixon in China," which had its world premiere at the Houston Grand Opera in 1987, will be performed in 2010-11 in the original Peters Sellars production. It will be the second Adams opera at the Met, following next season's "Doctor Atomic."

The Golijov composition, based on several myths, follows in 2011-12 and will have a libretto by Academy Award winner Anthony Minghella. "The Tempest," which had its premiere at London's Royal Opera in 2004, will be given a new production by Robert Lepage in 2012-13."

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