John Adams: Doctor Atomic

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John Adams: Doctor Atomic

Exclusive Audio Commentary

About this playlist

John Adams’s skill at telling stories of modern mythology through music have helped define what an opera can be in today’s world, and prove it is as relevant an art form as ever.

In this exclusive audio commentary, Adams talks us through his masterpiece, Doctor Atomic, scene by scene as it tells the story of Robert Oppenheimer and his work in creating and testing the first atomic bomb at the end of the Second World War.

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John Adams

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About this playlist

John Adams’s skill at telling stories of modern mythology through music have helped define what an opera can be in today’s world, and prove it is as relevant an art form as ever.

In this exclusive audio commentary, Adams talks us through his masterpiece, Doctor Atomic, scene by scene as it tells the story of Robert Oppenheimer and his work in creating and testing the first atomic bomb at the end of the Second World War.

Curated by

John Adams

Composer

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