John Coolidge Adams

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Country of Birth:

Usa

Year of Birth:

1947

About the composer John Coolidge Adams

John Coolidge Adams (born February 15, 1947) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer with strong roots in minimalism. His best-known works include Short Ride in a Fast Machine (1986), On the Transmigration of Souls (2002), a choral piece commemorating the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2003), and Shaker Loops (1978), a minimalist four-movement work for strings. His well-known operas include Nixon in China (1987), which recounts Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to China, and Doctor Atomic (2005), which covers Robert Oppenheimer, the Manhattan Project, and the building of the first atomic bomb.
John Coolidge Adams was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1947. He was raised in various New England states where he was greatly influenced by New England's musical culture. He graduated from Concord High School in Concord, New Hampshire. His father taught him how to play the clarinet, and he was a clarinetist in community ensembles. He later studied the instrument further with Felix Viscuglia, clarinetist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1I am the wife of Mao

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Chiang
2Flesh rebels

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.10

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
3This is prophetic

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Pat
4Look down at the earth

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.02

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
5News has a kind of mystery

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Nixon
6La anunciación

Opera: El NiñoComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
7Shake the Heavens

Opera: El NiñoComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles:
8Magnificat

Opera: El NiñoComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
9Your flight was smooth

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BrLanguage: English

Roles: Chou/Nixon
10Dawn Air

Opera: El NiñoComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles:
11Leila's Song: Alone (Again or At Last)

Opera: I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the SkyComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
12Dewain's Song of Liberation and Surprise

Opera: I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the SkyComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles:
13It seems so strange

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Chiang
14Consuelo's Dream

Opera: I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the SkyComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
15This is the People's Clinic

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.03

Type: recitative,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Pat
16Ladies and gentlemen

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Chou
17Like the Ming tombs

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Nixon
18We no longer need Confucius

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Mao
19Mr. Premier distinguished guests

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Nixon
20I have my brief

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Kissinger
21Whip her to death

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B S BrLanguage: English

Roles: Kissinger/Pat/Nixon
22Oh! what a day

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Kissinger
23Soldiers of heaven hold the sky

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.01

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
24Some men you cannot satisfy

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br S Br S TLanguage: English

Roles: Kissinger/Nixon/Pat/Chou/Chiang/Mao
25We live in an unsettled time

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Nixon
26This is the hour

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Br S BLanguage: English

Roles: Chou/Nixon/Pat/Kissinger
27I don't daydream and don't look back

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Pat
28I am old and cannot sleep

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Chou
29The night is young

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S Br BLanguage: English

Roles: Nixon/Pat/Chou/Kissinger
30Mrs. Klinghoffer's Aria

Opera: Death of Klinghoffer, TheComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
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