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Title Doctor Atomic [videorecording] : opera in two acts / composer, John Adams ; libretto, Peter Sellars from original sources ; stage director, Peter Sellars.

Imprint Waldron, Heathfield, East Sussex, UK : Opus Arte, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    B ADAM DA R98DVD    Available
Description 2 videodiscs (ca. 230 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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.
Credits Sets, Adrianne Lobel ; costumes, Dunya Ramicova ; lighting, James F. Ingalls ; choreography, Lucinda Childs ; sound, Mark Grey ; co-production of San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and De Nederlandse Opera.
Performer 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) ; Ruud van Eijk (Lieutenant Bush) ; Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest ; Koor van De Nederlands Opera ; Lawrence Renes, conductor.
Event Recorded live at Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam, 7, 25 & 29 June 2007.
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.
Audience Warning: contains graphic wartime images.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, all regions, aspect ratio 16/9 anamorphic; LPCM stereo., digital DTS surround.
Language Sung in English; with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch.
Subject Sellars, Peter -- Interviews.
Atomic bomb -- Drama.
Genre/Form Music videos
Added Author Sellars, Peter. Librettist. Director. Interviewee.
Finley, Gerald, 1960- Performer.
Rivera, Jessica. Performer.
Owens, Eric. Performer. 1970-
Fink, Richard Paul. Performer.
Maddalena, James. Performer.
Glenn, Thomas. Performer.
Morris, Jay Hunter. Performer.
Rabiner, Ellen. Performer.
Renes, Lawrence. Conductor.
Lobel, Adrianne. Designer.
Ramicova, Dunya. Designer.
Childs, Lucinda. Choreographer.
Adams, John, 1947- Doctor Atomic.
Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest. Performer.
Nederlands Operakoor. Performer.
Nederlandse Opera.
Standard No. 809478009986
Music No. OA 0998 D Opus Arte

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