Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Maureen Dowd: A night at the opera?
Peter Gelb still recalls the sting. "In second grade, my report card said I couldn't take criticism, and I remember being devastated by that," he said.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
SF Classical Voice
Dr. Sun Yat-sen Triumphs in American Premiere
Lightning struck the parched skies of New Mexico at the exact downbeat of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, a new opera by composer Huang Ruo and librettist Candace Mui-ngam Chong, which received its American premiere last Saturday at the Santa Fe Opera.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-2015 Live in HD Season
Unfortunately, the Met's exciting new production of contemporary composer John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer," originally scheduled to air worldwide on November 15, 2014, was cancelled.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Long Beach Opera to Present 'I Was Looking at the Ceiling,' 8/23
An earthquake romance. A genre-defying song play. With a score by leading contemporary composer John Adams and a libretto by the late poet June Jordan, I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky was written as an homage to the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Contra Costa Times
John Adams talks storied career, Cabrillo Festival
Composer John Adams often has described his transformation from born-and-bred New Englander to born-again West Coaster.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Site-specific art: John Adams at Greater Reston Arts Center
An art lesson from John Adams. Here is an instance when the catalogue picture doesn't tell the entire story.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Voice of America
World Celebrates Mandela Day
South African artist John Adams works on a giant acrylic-on-canvas painting of Nelson Mandela in the driveway of his house in a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, July 15, 2013.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Monterey County Herald
Young composers stand alongside renowned veteran composers at the...
Since taking over the Cabrillo Festival in 1992, Marin Alsop's career has blossomed but she still spends her summers in Santa Cruz.
Mandela Memorabilia Goes to Auction
As South Africans approach late President Nelson Mandela's 96th birthday, an auction is gearing up to sell memorbilia of the anti-apartheid icon this Thursday.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Bainbridge artist featured in Poulsbo gallery
Bainbridge Island artist John Adams is the headline artist for this month's exhibition at the Front Street Gallery in Poulsbo.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
BWW Blog: James Beaman of Cape Playhouse's 1776 - Meet the Congress
Yes, it's true that John Adams is the driving force of the play and has the most to say and do, but the collective life of the members of the Second Continental Congress-all breathing together in the epic book scenes that are the heart of the show- is what makes it work.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
The New York Observer
Peter Gelb Lacks Both Balls and a Moral Compass
We have this, through a frayed copy of the New York Observer, that the late Arthur Gelb, fabled managing editor of the New York Times, used a tuning fork to test his baby son Peter's musical talents.