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Doctor Atomic

Opéra in two acts. Libretto by Peter Sellars


FRENCH CREATION / NEW PRODUCTION


 
Doctor Atomic arose from a series of commissions by the San Francisco Opera House on the theme of Faust, and more precisely on what relevance this mythical topic could still have in a country like the United States. John Adams and his librettist Peter Sellars had the idea of linking up Faust's demiurge utopia with one of the greatest scientific and human adventures of the 20th century - the Manhattan Project, which was to end in developing the most excessive, most Mephistophelean weapon in history: the atomic bomb. Mastering matter to make a weapon of destruction - what more could inspire these two artists who were so close to the daily reality of their contemporaries and the excesses of our world...



  
 

Doctor Atomic streaming live

On 6th May at 20:00, you can watch Doctor Atomic streaming live on Culture Box and Medici TV

Recording by Oxymore productions
Producer: Jean-Romain Sales / Director: Stéphane Vérité

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MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Patrick Davin
STAGE DIRECTOR Lucinda Childs
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER Bruno de Lavenère
LIGHTING DESIGNER David Debrinay
VIDEO Etienne Guiol

J. Robert Oppenheimer Dietrich Henschel
Edward Teller Robert Bork
Robert Wilson Marlin Miller
Kitty Oppenheimer Anna Grevelius
Pasqualita Jovita Vaskeviciute
General Leslie Groves Peter Sidhom
Frank Hubbard Brian Bannatyne-Scott
Captain James Nolan John Graham-Hall

Choruses from the Opéra national du Rhin
Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse


Éditions Boosey & Hawkes

Pictures

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Dates & places

Strasbourg - Opéra

Mulhouse - La Filature