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New opera 'El Nino' blends English, Spanish

Soprano Dawn Upshaw sang in a Los Angeles premiere of the modern English- and Spanish-language opera, "El Nino," that incorporated moving images by director Peter Sellars and music by composer John Adams.

"The idea of incorporating Hispanic texts into the libretto came from Peter," Adams said in Sunday's written program. "We both call California home and the intensity and genuineness of Latin American art and culture is one of the great gifts one receives by living here."

The opera is about the birth of Christ.