The opera was conceived by its director (Peter Sellars) and Adams was initially resistant to the idea.
Was sworn in as VP nine days before the President
Jefferson and Adams died the same day, July 4, 1826.
2nd President of the United States and political rival of Jefferson. He was unaware at the time that Jefferson had died a few hours earlier.
Before U.S. became a country
B.1947; minimalist composer; Pulitizer Prize (2003)
Composition for orchestra and baritone based on the poem by Walt Whitman
Title taken from Blake's poem, Tygre
B. 1947; minimalist composer best known for his opera Nixon in China
To the poem by Walt Whitman
1991. Pulitzer Prize - 2002
Opera; London Symphony conducted by Adams; Nonesuch, 2008
Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award; in memorium of 9/11; Nonesuch, 2004
Performed by the Cleveland Orchestra and soloist Emuel Ax
Houston Symphony; Telarc, 1999
Pulitzer-prize winner composer, born, 1947
Premiered by the San Francisco Opera in 2005
2nd US President, 1797-1801
House of Representatives Chamber, Congress Hall, Philadelphia by Oliver Ellsworth, Chief Justice of Supreme Court
Under George Washington and then President.