John Adams (1947)

El Niño (1999 -2000)

oratorio de noël


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1999 - 2000
    • Duration : 1 h 50 mn
    • Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
Detailed formation
  • solistes : 1 solo soprano, 1 solo mezzo-soprano, 1 solo baritone, 1 solo countertenor
  • 2 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 2 oboes (also 1 English horn), 2 clarinets (also 1 bass clarinet), 3 bassoons, 3 horns, 2 guitars [cordes en acier] , 3 trombones, 3 percussionists, 1 harp, 1 piano (also 2 celestas), 14 violins, 6 violas, 6 cellos, 4 double basses [nombre de cordes minimum]

Creation information

  • Date : 15 December 2000
    Location :

    Paris, Théâtre du Châtelet


    Performers :

    le Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, the London Voices, the Theater of Voices, La Maitrise de Paris et les solistes Dawn Upshaw, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Willard White, direction : Kent Nagano, mise en scène : Peter Sellars.