Tricky Dick, Operatic Everyman

Posted by Vancouver Opera On 11:13 AM

In other words, Adams and Goodman wrote the kind of opera that their audience wanted, without resorting to the usual expedient of doing something that sounds sort of like Verdi or Puccini. The chugging arpeggios and rippling scales of Adams’s minimalist craft drive several scenes, and are seldom absent altogether. But he also lets his lyrical muse run free. Listening to the recent live recording by Opera Colorado, I was struck by how much beautiful music Pat Nixon gets to sing while she tours a model farm.

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