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News

30 Sep 2005

Adams & Atoms

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/music/12763640.htm

adams_small.jpg[Photo: Deborah O'Grady © 2003]

OPPENHEIMER AND THE BOMB EXPLORED IN NEW OPERA FROM PULITZER-WINNING COMPOSER
By Richard Scheinin [Mercury News, 29 September 2005]

John Adams is the Tiger Woods of classical music -- a marquee name, known even to people who don't really pay attention to what he does. The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, who lives in Berkeley, also happens to make music that is relevant. Just look at the titles of his operas: "Nixon in China'' and "The Death of Klinghoffer,'' about the terrorist hijacking in 1984 of the Achille Lauro cruise ship.

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