A Blossoming of New Opera

May 13, 2008

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John Adams conducts his newest opera with Chicago Opera Theater.

Arts critic Wynne Delacoma interviews acclaimed composer John Adams about his newest opera A Flowering Tree. Modeled after Mozart's The Magic Flute and based on an Indian folk tale, Mr. Adams explores this masterpiece and the process of mounting it as conductor at Chicago Opera Theater.

 

Recorded Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at The Arts Club of Chicago.