American composer John Adams’ opera, The Gospel According to the Other Mary, has been released on CD by Deutsche Grammophone. It can be purchased through Amazon.com, which also has some videos of the composer talking about Peter Sellars’ minimalist realization of the piece. The English National Opera will be performing its stage debut later this year. NPR recently featured a discussion of the piece.
I definitely need to get myself a copy. It seems like exactly the sort of thing that I will enjoy, musically as well as conceptually.