John Adams, 70 today, is ‘6 minutes from the end’ of next operamain
The opera, Girls of the Golden West, is scheduled at San Francisco Opera in November.
The director Peter Sellars tells Richard Fairman in the FT:
‘He is six minutes from the end. I’ve heard the first half of the finale . . . The subject matter is the Californian gold rush of 1851-52 and the huge shift that happened as people poured in from around the world, creating the first multicultural encounter. The opera is going to be hilarious, totally high-energy, and the music is fleet and alive, without a shred of self-pity. And its deeper strains are arriving perfectly on cue for the Trump era.’
Full article here.
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