President and Opera, on Unexpected Stages

By Anthony Tommasini [NY Times, 3 February 2011]
During a panel discussion about “Nixon in China” on Tuesday at the Metropolitan Opera, Peter Gelb turned to the team of onetime artistic rebels who created this work for its Houston Grand Opera premiere in 1987 and suggested that back then, surely, no one involved had had any ambitions for the Met. Other than “for its dismantlement,” Mr. Gelb added.