Hye Jung Lee sings John Adams

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South Korea's Hye Jung Lee performs I am the wife of Mao Tse-tung (Nixon in China) by John Adams, in concert four of the 2011 competition.

Last updated: 17 June 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.


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