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Doctor Atomic [videorecording]: Opera in Two Acts

composer, John Adams ; libretto, Peter Sellars from original sources ; stage director, Peter Sellars
Format
Video; DVD
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.
Director
Peter Sellars
Performers
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.
Release Date
2007
Run Time
230 min.
Language
Sung in English; subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch
Rating
Warning: contains graphic wartime images
Notes
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.
Published
Waldron, Heathfield, East Sussex, UK : Opus Arte, [2008]
Recording Info
Recorded live at Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam, 7, 25 & 29 June 2007.
Publisher no.
0A 0998 D Opus Arte
Description
2 videodiscs (ca. 230 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; LPCM stereo., digital DTS surround; aspect ratio 16/9 anamorphic; double layer disc; all regions.
Technical Details
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