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Adams: Doctor Atomic / Gilbert, Finley, Cooke, Fink, Glenn, Metropolitan Opera


Release Date: 01/25/2011 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 80665  
Composer:  John Adams
Performer:  Thomas GlennGerald FinleyEric OwensSasha Cooke,   ... 
Conductor:  Alan Gilbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 51 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

John Adams’s mesmerizing score, in the powerful production of Penny Woolcock, tells the story of one of the pivotal moments in human history—the creation of the atomic bomb. Conducted by Alan Gilbert in his Met debut, this gripping opera presents the human face of the scientists, military men, and others who were involved in the project, as they wrestled with the implications of their work. Baritone Gerald Finley gives a powerful star turn in the title role as the brilliant J. Robert Oppenheimer. John Adams’s mesmerizing score, in the powerful production of Penny Woolcock, tells the story of one of the pivotal moments in human history—the creation of the atomic bomb. Conducted by Alan Gilbert in his Met debut, this gripping opera presents the human face of the scientists, military men, and others who were involved in the project, as they wrestled with the implications of their work. Baritone Gerald Finley gives a powerful star turn in the title role as the brilliant J. Robert Oppenheimer. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Doctor Atomic by John Adams
Performer:  Thomas Glenn (Tenor), Gerald Finley (Baritone), Eric Owens (Baritone),
Sasha Cooke (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Paul Fink (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Alan Gilbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: November 8, 2008 
Venue:  Metropolitan Opera, New York 

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