When Stephen Llewellyn of Portland Opera, aka Operaman, read that we had Nixon in China buttons to give away, he got on the horn and enthusiastically requested 2 sets. One set for him, of course, and the other set to give to baritone Robert Orth, who was performing as Don Alfonso in Cosi Fan Tutte at Portland Opera.
And how serendipitous that Robert Orth would then be coming up to Vancouver to join us as President Nixon!
Robert was such a sport. Not only did he wear our trio of buttons but he also dug up his original 1968 "Nixon's the One" campaign button to show us!
Robert Orth looking sharp in VO's buttons
Photos courtesy of Stephen Llewellyn
Thanks Stephen and Robert for showing us some love!
Have you got your buttons yet? You can pick up your limited edition Nixon in China buttons at Book Warehouse, at our Nixon in China Community Engagement Events and at the VO office.
~ Ling Chan