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Beck in Everest @ BBC Orchestra


  • Barbican Hall Silk St, EC2Y 8DS London England (map)

In addition to the moon landing of the Apollo 11, Richard Nixon's visit to Mao Tse-tung was one of the biggest media events of his time. For one week, Nixon appeared every night at prime time in the American living rooms. He himself made the reference: "We came in peace for all mankind". Not only was it mounted on a board at the landing site of Apollo 11, but Nixon also said it in his microphones prior to his flight to China. Terra incognita: the moon like the Middle Kingdom. Opera in three acts, Libretto by Alice Goodman in English with German subtitles.