From the Wall Street Journal on the new piece by John Adams and Peter Sellars:
"I feel an enormous amount of pressure," Mr. Adams said, "because I've written a huge piece and done a lot of things I haven't tried before. And I have no idea if the vocal writing will be buried by the orchestra, or if the writing is too high. I just don't know. And I think if I did know, it would be a bad sign—because that would mean I'm not pushing myself."