John Adams at 70: Doctor Atomic

25 April 2017 / 19:00
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

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

Please note: the start time of this concert is now 7pm.
Promoted by BBC Symphony Orchestra


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