John Adams (1947)

A Flowering Tree (2006)

opera in three acts


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2006
    • Duration : 2 h 30 mn
    • Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Commission: New Crowned Hope Festival, Berlin Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Barbican Center et Lincoln Center
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      John Adams et Peter Sellars, adaptation de poésies indiennes antiques traduits par AK Ramanujan

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 1 solo soprano, 1 solo tenor, 1 solo baritone
  • mixed choir(10 soprano, 10 contralto, 10 tenor, 10 bass voice)
  • 2 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 2 oboes (also 2 English horns), 2 clarinets (also 1 bass clarinet), 1 bassoon (also 1 contrabassoon), 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 timpani, 2 percussionists, 1 harp, 1 celesta, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 14 November 2006
    Location :

    Autriche, Vienne Museums Quartier


    Performers :

    l'Orquesta Joven Camerata de Venezuela et la Schola Cantorum Caracas direction :  John Adams.