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[OPERA REVIEW] John Adams's Doctor Atomic at the MET

10.21.08
This week's NEW YORK Magazine raves about the Metropolitan Opera's production of John Adams's DOCTOR ATOMIC, based on the memoir of nuclear scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb.

In "FISSION POWER ," critic Justin Davidson writes, "Adams has written his finest work, a darkly riveting if grandly imperfect opera. I attended the unveiling in San Francisco in 2005 and came away bewitched but fearful that opera houses might avoid such a big, contemplative, and intricate drama. The Metís new production, directed by Penny Woolcock and spectacularly conducted by Alan Gilbert, intensifies the musicís strengths and sharpens the librettoís weaknesses. Gilbert has a gift for seeing the lucid core in mountains of complex detail, and he reveals a score of microscopic clarity and panoramic sweep. The text that Peter Sellars fashioned out of memoir, oral history, and other peopleís verse remains an inelegant thing, lurching between documentary and mythic modes. But then Adams could set a Chinese-takeout menu to music without sacrificing lyric fluency."

The opera will be simulcast live in HD at the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, Mass., on Saturday, November 8, at 1 p.m.

[Saturday November 8 / 1:00 pm
$23 Adults / $21 Seniors / $16 Students under 13
Doctor Atomic (Met Premiere) Adams
Saturday, November 8, 2008 (1:00 pm ET)
John Adams's contemporary masterpiece explores a momentous episode of modern history: the creation of the atomic bomb. Director Penny Woolcock makes her Met debut with this gripping story that changed the course of history. Baritone Gerald Finley plays J. Robert Oppenheimer, the title character.

Conductor: Alan Gilbert; Production: Penny Woolcock; Sasha Cooke, Meredith Arwady, Gerald Finley, Eric Owens, Richard Paul Fink

LECTURES and LUNCHES have returned! For reservations please call Castle Street Cafe (next door to the Mahaiwe!) to make reservations. 10 Castle Street Great Barrington 413-528-5244. $25 per person includes lunch and lecture.
Running Time: 3 hours 21 minutes www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/broadcast/hd_events ]





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