This December, Julia Bullock and the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC*) takes its production of John Adams’s El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered on tour. The piece, with a libretto by Peter Sellars and concept by Bullock, is set to appear at Opera Omaha in Omaha (Dec 11), Nebraska (Dec 13), Stanford Live in Stanford, California (Dec), and Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut (Dec 15) before returning to The Cathedral of St. John the Divine for a second year (Dec. 21).

El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered will be conducted by Christian Reif, who created the new arrangement and premiered the initial, distilled arrangement as part of Julia Bullock’s residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where The New York Times called it “intimate, affecting and quietly rich with activism.” A rarely performed work, El Niño “explores the central themes of the nativity – miracles, the unique relationship between birthparent and child, and gift giving,” said Bullock, who curated the selections being performed.and whose ”voice and vision are forces to be reckoned with” (Opera News).

Read more about the tour here.

El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered
Libretto compilation by PETER SELLARS
Musical selections by JULIA BULLOCK
Musical arrangement by CHRISTIAN REIF

Opera Omaha
December 11, 7:30 pm * Omaha, NE

Stanford Live
December 13, 7:30 pm * Stanford, CA

Yale Schwarzman Center
December 15, 7:30 pm * New Haven, CT

Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC
December 21, 7:30 * New York, NY