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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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John Adams Nixon in China I am the wife of Mao Tsetung Kathleen Kim 15640
I am the wife of Mao
(Nixon in China)
Kathleen Kim
Shake the Heavens 125644
Shake the Heavens
(El Niño)
Willard White

News has a kind of mystery 36098
News has a kind of mystery
(Nixon in China)
George London
Magnificat 125919
Magnificat
(El Niño)
Dawn Upshaw

Dawn Air 156979
Dawn Air
(El Niño)
Willard White

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1I am the wife of Mao Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Chiang
2Shake the Heavens Popularity:

Opera: El NiñoComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles:
3Magnificat Popularity:

Opera: El NiñoComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
4News has a kind of mystery Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Nixon
5This is prophetic Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Pat
6Dawn Air Popularity:

Opera: El NiñoComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles:
7This is the People's Clinic Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.03

Type: recitative,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Pat
8Young as we are Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.06

Type: trioVoice: cA cA cALanguage: English

Roles:
9I have my brief Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Kissinger
10Some men you cannot satisfy Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 3.01

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

Roles: Kissinger/Nixon/Pat/Chou/Chiang/Mao
11Consuelo's Dream Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
12La anunciación Popularity:

Opera: El NiñoComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
13I can't talk very well Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br BrLanguage: English

Roles: Mao/Nixon/Chou
14We no longer need Confucius Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Mao
15The night is young Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S Br BLanguage: English

Roles: Nixon/Pat/Chou/Kissinger
16This is the hour Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Br S BLanguage: English

Roles: Chou/Nixon/Pat/Kissinger
17Oh! what a day Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Kissinger
18It seems so strange Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Chiang
19I am old and I cannot sleep Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Chou
20Dewain's Song of Liberation and Surprise Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles:
21Your flight was smooth Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BrLanguage: English

Roles: Chou/Nixon
22Mrs. Klinghoffer's Aria Popularity:

Opera: Death of Klinghoffer, TheComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
23Ah! the philosopher I see Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br B BrLanguage: English

Roles: Mao/Nixon/Kissinger/Chou
24Like the Ming tombs Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Nixon
25Ladies and gentlemen Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Chou
26I don't daydream and don't look back Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Pat
27At last the weather's warming-up Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.05

Type: recitative,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Pat
28Whip her to death Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B S BrLanguage: English

Roles: Kissinger/Pat/Nixon
29Leila's Song: Alone (Again or At Last) Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
30We live in an unsettled time Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Nixon
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