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Doctor Atomic : opera in two acts

Author: John AdamsPeter SellarsGerald FinleyJulia BullockBrindley SherrattAll authors
Publisher: New York : Nonesuch, [2018] ℗2018
Edition/Format:   eMusic : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this first recording of John Adams's 2005 opera, the composer leads the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with a cast led by Gerald Finley, who originated the role of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars created the libretto, drawing from original sources to explore the final hours leading up to the first atomic bomb explosion at the Alamagordo test site in New Mexico in July  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Librettos
Operas
Streaming audio
Additional Physical Format: Source record:
Adams, John, 1947-
Doctor Atomic.
New York : Nonesuch, [2018]
(OCoLC)1041859582
Named Person: J Robert Oppenheimer; J Robert Oppenheimer
Material Type: Music, Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: John Adams; Peter Sellars; Gerald Finley; Julia Bullock; Brindley Sherratt; Andrew Staples; Jennifer Johnston, (Contralto); Aubrey Allicock; Marcus Farnsworth; Samuel Sakker; BBC Singers,; BBC Symphony Orchestra,
OCLC Number: 1081334592
Language Note: Sung in English.
Performer(s): Gerald Finley (Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer) ; Julia Bullock (Kitty Oppenheimer) ; Brindley Sherratt (Edward Teller) ; Andrew Staples (Robert Wilson) ; Jennifer Johnston (Pasqualita) ; Aubrey Allicock (General Leslie Groves) ; Marcus Farnsworth (Frank Hubbard) ; Samuel Sakker (Captain James Nolan) ; BBC Singers ; BBC Symphony Orchestra ; John Adams, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded
2017 April 18-25
BBC Maida Vale Studios
Barbican Centre, London.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Other Titles: Dr. Atomic
Responsibility: John Adams ; libretto by Peter Sellars drawn from original sources.

Abstract:

In this first recording of John Adams's 2005 opera, the composer leads the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with a cast led by Gerald Finley, who originated the role of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars created the libretto, drawing from original sources to explore the final hours leading up to the first atomic bomb explosion at the Alamagordo test site in New Mexico in July 1945.

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