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John Adams: Doctor Atomic DVD

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Opus Arte DVD OA0998D

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Gerald Finley stars as Doctor Atomic, J Robert Oppenheimer, on this new Opus Arte DVD, capturing the premiere production of John Adams's opera in the staging by Peter Sellars. Set in the New Mexico desert in 1945, the opera explores the human and scientific dilemmas faced by the nuclear physicists employed to create and test the first atom bomb, that was to have such a devestating impact at the end of the war and pose the ultimate threat for mankind thereafter.

J. Robert Oppenheimer: Gerald Finley
Kitty Oppenheimer: Jessica Rivera
General Leslie Groves: Eric Owens

Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Musical Director: Lawrence Renes
Stage Director: Peter Sellars

Recorded live at Het Musiektheater, Amsterdam on 7th, 25th & 29th June 2007.

Video clip appears on by kind permission of Opus Arte.

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