Cover image for Doctor Atomic opera in two acts
Title:
Doctor Atomic opera in two acts
Author:
Sellars, Peter, librettist, director, interviewee.
Publication Information:
Waldron, Heathfield, East Sussex, U.K. : Opus Arte, 2009.
Physical Description:
1 Blu-ray disc (231 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
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.
General Note:
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.

Program notes in English, French and German inserted in container.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Warning: contains graphic wartime images.
UPC:
809478070207
Format :
Blu-Ray

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Composer John Adams authored this distinctly modern opera, commissioned and mounted by The San Francisco Opera in conjunction with De Nederlandse Opera and The Lyric Opera of Chicago, and helmed for the stage by the controversial Peter Sellars. Written and performed entirely in English, it weaves the tale of scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and the detonation of the first atomic bomb outside of Los Alamos, New Mexico. Gerald Finley stars as Oppenheimer; Jessica Rivera as his wife, Kitty; and Eric Owens as General Leslie Groves. Those with strong stomachs should be forewarned that the program incorporates graphic images of wartime carnage. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi


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