John Adams conducts his 2005 opera, telling the story of Dr J Robert Oppenheimer and the creation of the first atomic bomb.
The libretto, created by Peter Sellars, draws on original source material, including personal memoirs, recorded interviews, technical manuals of nuclear physics, declassified government documents and poetry by Muriel Rukeyser.
Barbican Featured Artist Gerald Finley, who has sung Oppenheimer in productions in New York, Amsterdam, Chicago and London, reprises a role he has made his own.
Programme & Performers
John Adams Doctor Atomic
BBC Symphony Orchestra John Adams conductor
Cast to include: Gerald Finley Dr Robert J Oppenheimer Julia Bullock Kitty Brindley Sherratt Edward Teller Andrew Staples Robert Wilson, physicist Jennifer Johnston Pasqualita Aubrey Allicock General Leslie Groves Marcus Farnsworth Jack Hubbard Samuel Sakker Nolan BBC Singers Kenneth Richardson director
Please note: the start time of this concert is now 7pm.