Adams, J: Doctor Atomic
Recorded live at Het Musiektheater, Amsterdam on 7th, 25th & 29th June 2007.
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 R. Wilson), Jay Hunter Morris (Captain James Nolan), Ellen Rabiner (Pasqualita)
Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera & Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Lawrence Renes (musical director) & Peter Sellars (stage director)
PICTURE FORMAT: 1080i
LENGTH: 231 Mins
SOUND: DOLBY TrueHD 5.1 & 2.0
Note: This Blu-ray Disc (BD) is not compatible with standard DVD players
The longing to overcome human boundaries led the physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to begin 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 John Adams’ opera, just as much as that of the influence on the private lives of the main characters. Doctor Atomic is the fifth work to result from almost twenty years of collaboration between the American composer and his fellow American director and Erasmus Prize-winner Peter Sellars.
'The cast is flawless… Adams has created a beautiful provocative work that refreshes the repertoire.’ The Times