Weekly Events: June 12 to 18

Posted on June 15, 2006


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London – Nixon in China plays at London Coliseum
The English National Opera is staging Peter Sellars’ production of the John Adams opera Nixon in China. The first revival sees the return of music director Paul Daniel as conductor, James Maddalena as Richard Nixon, and Janis Kelly as Pat Nixon. The rest of the cast include newcomers Mark Stone as Chou-en-lai, Roland Wood as Henry Kissinger and Adrian Thompson as Mao Tse-tung. Read an interview with composer John Adams or brush up on US-China relations.
When: Opens June 14 , check here for other dates
Where: London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London, Greater London, London Region WC2N 4ES, England phone: 0870 145 0200 (Box Office: UK only)

Basel – International Art Lovers flock to Art Basel Fair
The New York Times calls Art Basel "the Olympics of the Art World": 300 leading art galleries from 30 countries will present 20th and 21st century art works from over 2000 artists. The show includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs and editions as well as video and digital art, and promises to cover "the full spectrum of modern and contemporary art: from the great masters of modern art to the latest generation of artists."
When: June 14 to June 18, daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m
Where: Messe Basel, check the website for more details

Barcelona – Eclectic Sounds of Music at Sonar 2006
The international festival of advanced music and multimedia art hits the Catalan capital. Sonar is a meeting ground for Electronic music and dance professionals of all stripes, but this year’s programme showcases emerging artists in the Netherlands among others. We make money not art blog talks about preparing this year’s digital art section. Full programme here.
When: June 15, 16, 17
Where: Various venues