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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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A scene from the opera Becoming Claus, composed and with a libretto by Mark Adamo.
December 11, 2015
NPR
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Bill Zeeble

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.

Read More
Illustration by Eve Liu
September 9, 2021
The New Yorker
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Alex Ross

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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Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler rendered “Last Year” with tenderness and urgency. Photo: Jill Steinberg
November 7, 2021
San Francisco Chronicle
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Joshua Kosman

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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Martin Bakari (center) sings the title role in “Becoming Santa Claus,” presented by Chicago Opera Theater. Michael Brosilow
December 9, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times
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Kyle MacMillan

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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The piece was world premiered with the New Century Chamber Orchestra and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler
January 11, 2022
Violin Channel
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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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Operawire
July 16, 2021
OperaWire
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Francisco Salazar

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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Financial Times
July 15, 2021
Financial Times
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Richard Fairman

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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Pasatiempo
July 16, 2021
Pasatiempo
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Mark Tiarks

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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New Mexico PBS
July 24, 2021
New Mexico PBS
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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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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