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Doctor Atomic : opera in two acts

Author: Peter SellarsGerald FinleyJessica RiveraEric OwensRichard Paul FinkAll authors
Publisher: Waldron, Heathfield, East Sussex, U.K. : Opus Arte, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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J. Robert Oppenheimer began an experiment that formed a threat to the whole of humanity, and whose scientific results still do today. The question of the moral implications of the atomic bomb is raised in Adams opera.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Filmed operas
Interviews
Music videos
Televised operas
Opera
Named Person: J Robert Oppenheimer; Peter Sellars; J Robert Oppenheimer; Peter Sellars
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Sellars; Gerald Finley; Jessica Rivera; Eric Owens; Richard Paul Fink; James Maddalena; Thomas Glenn; Jay Hunter Morris; Ellen Rabiner; Lawrence Renes; Adrianne Lobel; Dunya Ramicova; Lucinda Childs; Mark Grey; John Adams; Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest.; Nederlands Operakoor.; Nederlandse Opera.; Nederlandse Programma Stichting.; Opus Arte (Firm)
OCLC Number: 260605591
Language Note: Sung in English; optional subtitles in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.
Notes: Program notes by Thomas May in English, French and German (25 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Extra features: illustrated synopsis; cast gallery; mini documentaries about the opera, the cast, the composer and the director; interview with Peter Sellars, librettist & stage director.
Credits: Sets, Adrianne Lobel ; costumes, Dunya Ramicova ; lighting, James F. Ingalls ; choreography, Lucinda Childs ; sound, Mark Grey.
Performer(s): Gerald Finley (J. Robert Oppenheimer) ; Jessica Rivera (Kitty Oppenheimer) ; Eric Owens (General Leslie Groves) ; Richard Paul Fink (Edward Teller) ; James Maddalena (Jack Hubbard) ; Thomas Glenn (Robert Wilson) ; Jay Hunter Morris (Captain James Nolan) ; Ellen Rabiner (Pasqualita) ; Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest ; Koor van De Nederlands Opera ; Lawrence Renes, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded live at Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam, June 7, 25 and 29, 2007.
Target Audience: Warning: contains graphic wartime images.
Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 230 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (25 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm)
Details: DVD, aspect ratio: 16/9 anamorphic; double layer disc; all regions; LPCM stereo., digital DTS surround.
Contents: Disc 1. Act 1 ; Synopsis ; Cast gallery --
Disc 2. Act 2 ; Documentaries ; Interview.
Responsibility: composer, John Adams ; libretto, Peter Sellars from original sources ; stage director, Peter Sellars ; a co-production of De Nederlandse Opera and the NPS.

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J. Robert Oppenheimer began an experiment that formed a threat to the whole of humanity, and whose scientific results still do today. The question of the moral implications of the atomic bomb is raised in Adams opera.

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