Hye Jung Lee from South Korea - Concert 4

Soprano Hye Jung Lee from South Korea sings I am the wife of Mao Tse-tung from John Adams's Nixon in China in Concert 4 of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011.

The Nixons are attending a performance of The Red Detachment of Women, Mme Mao's famous revolutionary ballet, during their historic visit to China in 1972. Believing that the message of the piece has been misunderstood, Mme Mao angrily sings this triumphant aria, describing how her work during the Cultural Revolution has liberated the people.


Role Contributor
PresenterPetroc Trelawny
DirectorRhian Williams
ProducerTony Followell

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