News & Press

May 6, 2022

'Cries' behind the scenes

'The Lord of Cries' is the subject of 'Creating a World Premiere at the Santa Fe Opera: A ¡COLORES! Special'

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Zankel Hall
April 26, 2022

Carnegie Hall Announces American Composers Orchestra Date, Featuring Mark Adamo's 'Last Year'

Mei-Ann Chen conducts the NY premiere of Adamo's concerto, featuring soloist Jeffrey Zeigler

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April 15, 2022

San Francisco's Resonance Project Announces "Concert of Compassion" Ukraine Benefit

This concert seeks to raise significant funds to benefit Ukrainian charities

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Opera Holland Park Announces UK Premiere of Little Women
January 24, 2022

Opera Holland Park Announces UK Premiere of Little Women

Opera Holland Park Announces UK Premiere of Little Women

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Becoming Santa Claus Dress Rehearsal
October 2, 2021

Chicago Opera Theater Announces Performances of 'Becoming Santa Claus'

Chicago Opera Theater Announces Performances of 'Becoming Santa Claus'

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Composer Mark Adamo to premiere new cello concerto Last Year in San Francisco and Houston
October 1, 2021

Composer Mark Adamo to premiere new cello concerto Last Year in San Francisco and Houston

The New Century Chamber Orchestra will give the world premiere in San Francisco on November 4-7

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Mark Adamo and John Corigliano Featured on New Mexico PBS's "From Page to Stage"
July 24, 2021

Mark Adamo and John Corigliano Featured on New Mexico PBS's "From Page to Stage"

Mark Adamo and John Corigliano reveal their inspiration and creative process behind "The Lord of Cries."

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"The Lord of Cries" Premieres at Santa Fe Opera
July 17, 2021

"The Lord of Cries" Premieres at Santa Fe Opera

Mark Adamo and John Corigliano's new work is a juxtaposition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and The Bacchae by Euripides

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Pittsburgh Festival Opera Announces Film Premiere of "Lysistrata, or The Nude Goddess"
May 10, 2021

Pittsburgh Festival Opera Announces Film Premiere of "Lysistrata, or The Nude Goddess"

This will be the first film made of Adamo's opera "Lysistrata," set to premiere in October 31, 2021.

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January 11, 2022
Violin Channel

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Mark Adamo's New Cello Concerto "Last Year"

The piece was world premiered with the New Century Chamber Orchestra and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler

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December 9, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Opera Theater goes for the ho-ho-ho notes with new work telling St. Nick’s story in song

‘Becoming Santa Claus’ composer aims to entertain both children and adults, Pixar style.

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November 7, 2021
San Francisco Chronicle

New Century Chamber Orchestra addresses the cycle of seasons in a new age

Through a haunting musical dialogue with Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” Adamo asks us to consider what it means for something baked so deeply into our evolutionary subconscious to be permanently altered.

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September 9, 2021
The New Yorker

John Corigliano’s New Opera Reimagines Dionysus as Dracula

In “The Lord of Cries,” the composer has boldly returned to a form that he set aside in the early nineties.

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July 24, 2021
New Mexico PBS

From Page To Stage: The Creative Forces Behind "The Lord of Cries"

From Page-To-Stage looks at the creative forces involved with bringing to life the Santa Fe Opera’s world premiere of "The Lord of Cries." In this episode, John Corigliano and Mark Adamo reveal their inspiration and creative process.

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July 16, 2021
Pasatiempo

The wild ride of 'The Lord of Cries'

Mark Adamo and John Corigliano sit down with Pasatiempo to discuss the premiere of "The Lord of Cries" at Santa Fe Opera

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July 16, 2021
OperaWire

Q & A: Mark Adamo on ‘The Lord of Cries,’ John Corigliano & Santa Fe Opera

Interview about collaborating with John Corgliano, writing the libretto, the premiere of “The Lord of Cries” at the Santa Fe Opera.

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July 15, 2021
Financial Times

John Corigliano and Mark Adamo on writing an opera together: ‘No blood was shed

The composers discuss drawing on Dracula and The Bacchae for The Lord of Cries — and collaborating as a married couple

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December 11, 2015
NPR

Re-Imagining Santa Claus — From Grasping Kid To Avatar Of Generosity

Best known for his acclaimed operatic adaptations of Little Women and Lysistrata, Adamo's latest is Becoming Santa Claus, a family-friendly Christmas work produced by Dallas Opera.

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