Transformation Scenes

Composer John Adams, whose latest opera A Flowering Tree receives its New York premiere this month as part of the Mostly Mozart Festival, chats with ADAM WASSERMAN about the work's decidedly global roots.

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Soprano Jessica Rivera as Kumudha and Eric Owens as the Storyteller in John Adams' A Flowering Tree
© Ruth Walz 2006/Courtesy of New Crowned Hope Festival

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