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Work: Doctor Atomic

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ComposerAdams, John (b. 1947)
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Death, destroyer of worlds

John Adams takes a bow after conducting his opera, ‘Dr Atomic’ © BBC | Mark Allan
At the Barbican last night, Gerald Finley, John Adams and the BBC Symphony Orchestra combined to deliver the heaviest operatic punch I’ve been subjected to all year.
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The Met in HD, Doctor Atomic, 2008

Read our review of Penny Woolcock's production of Doctor Atomic by John Adams, in its 2008 broadcast from the Met Opera in New York.

"¿Las manos limpias?"

El Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla estrenaba en España la ópera Doctor Atomic de John Adams, con libreto de Peter Sellars, que gira en torno a los hechos que dieron lugar a la fabricación de la primera bomba atómica y se centra en los dilemas morales de su protagonista, Robert Oppenheimer.
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