John Adams archive
Read How Is The White House Like The Opera House?
Watch 'Nixon In China': An American Opera Inches Toward Classic At 25
October 22, 2012 – John Adams' first opera premiered 25 years ago today at Houston Grand Opera. Watch an excerpt.
Watch Talk Like An Opera Geek: Pioneering An American Sound
May 9, 2012 – From rugged individualism to visionary technologies, American opera forges a distinct repertoire.
Read Around The Classical Internet: March 30, 2012
Read The Best Classical Album of 2012?
Read 'American Mavericks' In Performance And Conversation Q2
March 23, 2012 – An evening with Michael Tilson Thomas, John Adams, Meredith Monk and Jeremy Denk. Q2
Read Around The Classical Internet: March 9, 2012
Read Talk Like An Opera Geek: Breaking Down Baritones
Listen John Adams' Memory Space: 'On The Transmigration Of Souls'
September 10, 2011 – Adams' Pulitzer-winning piece was composed for the first anniversary of Sept. 11.
Read Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
Read 'The Death Of Klinghoffer' Returns To Face The Music
June 17, 2011 – Opera Theater of St. Louis is tackling the controversial opera 'The Death of Klinghoffer.'
Read Spring for Music: Oregon Symphony WQXR
Read Dudamel At The Movies: Mixed Reactions On The Morning After
January 10, 2011 – The L.A. Philharmonic's uneven debut cinecast proved that the orchestra is still the star.
Listen String Quartet Soulmates: Ravel and Adams WGBH
Read The 50 Most Important Recordings Of The Decade: A-C
November 16, 2009 – We begin our 50 most important recordings of the decade with composer John Adams.