Tuesday, August 25, 2009

An Opera Can Take Its Time, or Yours

"John Adams’s opera “A Flowering Tree” has lingered with me since the Mostly Mozart Festival presented its New York premiere this month. Based on a 2,000-year-old South Indian folk tale about a girl on the brink of womanhood who rescues her impoverished family by transforming herself into a tree, the opera, over all, is mystical and enchanting, with a stylistically eclectic and often intense score."

For the full story, please see the New York Times.

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