In this June 5, 2012 handout photo provided by the San Francisco Opera, Simon O’Neill, as Mao Tse-tung, foreground, is shown with his three secretaries—Ginger Costa Jackson, from left, Buffy ... more 
In this June 5, 2012 handout photo provided by the San Francisco Opera, Simon O’Neill, as Mao Tse-tung, foreground, is shown with his three secretaries—Ginger Costa Jackson, from left, Buffy Baggott and Nicole Birkland, during a scene from the final dress rehearsal of Nixon in China. The production, increasingly recognized as a modern masterpiece, is finally getting the recognition it deserves on the home ground of composer John Adams, in a sparkling production that highlights the San Francisco Opera's summer season. (AP Photo/San Francisco Opera, Cory Weaver, handout) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By San Francisco Opera, Cory Weaver, handout
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 4:52 PM EDT