Composer John Adams' dazzling opera-oratorio tells the Christmas story utilizing English, Spanish, and Latin texts, passages from the Bible, and original poetry by Adams and director Peter Sellars. Told chiefly through Mary's perspective, the drama unfolds in a series of pieces beginning before Jesus' birth and chronicling his earliest years. Willard White, Dawn Upshaw star. 147 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS 5.0, Dolby Digital 5.0, PCM stereo; Subtitles: French, German, Japanese, Spanish; "making of" featurette.