Adams: Doctor Atomic (2011)

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Penny Woolcock, Director

John Adams’s mesmerizing score, in the powerful production of Penny Woolcock, tells the story of one of the pivotal moments in human history—the creation of the atomic bomb. Conducted by Alan Gilbert in his Met debut, this gripping opera presents the human face of the scientists, military men, and others who were involved in the project, as they wrestled with the implications of their work. Baritone Gerald Finley gives a powerful star turn in the title role as the brilliant J. Robert Oppenheimer.

January 2011
The Metropolitan Opera


Richard Paul Fink – Edward Teller 
Gerald Finley – J. Robert Oppenheimer
Thomas Glenn – Robert Wilson
Sasha Cooke – Kitty Oppenheimer
Eric Owens – General Leslie Groves
Earle Patriarco – Frank Hubbard
Roger Honeywell – Captain James Nolan
Meredith Arwady – Pasqualita 

Performed with: The Metropolitan Opera, Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet