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The Resource Doctor Atomic, libretto by Peter Sellars ; music by John Adams ; production by Penny Woolcock ; directed by Gary Halvorson ; the Metropolitan Opera presents ; a Metropolitan Opera production in association with PBS and Thirteen/WNET New York, (videorecording)

Doctor Atomic, libretto by Peter Sellars ; music by John Adams ; production by Penny Woolcock ; directed by Gary Halvorson ; the Metropolitan Opera presents ; a Metropolitan Opera production in association with PBS and Thirteen/WNET New York, (videorecording)

Label
Doctor Atomic
Title
Doctor Atomic
Statement of responsibility
libretto by Peter Sellars ; music by John Adams ; production by Penny Woolcock ; directed by Gary Halvorson ; the Metropolitan Opera presents ; a Metropolitan Opera production in association with PBS and Thirteen/WNET New York
Contributor
Conductor
Designer
Director
Host
Interviewee
Interviewer
Librettist
Performer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • ger
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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. Baritone Gerald Finley gives a powerful star turn in the title role as the brilliant J. Robert Oppenheimer. Alan Gilbert conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in his Met debut
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
ZMS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Set design, Julian Crouch ; costume designer, Catherine Zuber ; lighting designer, Brian MacDevitt ; choreographer, Andrew Dawson ; host, Susan Graham
Date time place
Recorded live in HD transmission at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, October 11, 2008
Dewey number
782.1
Language note
Sung in English; subtitles in English, French, German and Spanish
LC call number
M1500
LC item number
.D7 2011
PerformerNote
Gerald Finley (J. Robert Oppenheimer) ; Sasha Cooke (Kitty Oppenheimer) ; Eric Owens (General Leslie Groves) ; Meredith Arwady (Pasqualita) ; Richard Paul Fink (Edward Teller) ; Thomas Glenn (Robert Wilson) ; Earle Patriarco (Frank Hubbard) ; Roger Honeywell (Captain James Nolan) ; the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet ; Alan Gilbert, conductor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1960-
  • 1970-
  • 1967-
  • 1960-
  • 1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sellars, Peter
  • Finley, Gerald
  • Cooke, Sasha
  • Owens, Eric
  • Arwady, Meredith
  • Fink, Richard Paul
  • Glenn, Thomas
  • Patriarco, Earle I.
  • Honeywell, Roger
  • Gilbert, Alan
  • Woolcock, Penny
  • Halvorson, Gary
  • Crouch, Julian
  • Zuber, Catherine
  • MacDevitt, Brian
  • Graham, Susan
  • Adams, John
  • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
  • WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Runtime
171
Series statement
Metropolitan Opera HD live
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Operas
  • Oppenheimer, J. Robert
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Atomic bomb
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Doctor Atomic, libretto by Peter Sellars ; music by John Adams ; production by Penny Woolcock ; directed by Gary Halvorson ; the Metropolitan Opera presents ; a Metropolitan Opera production in association with PBS and Thirteen/WNET New York, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Opera in 2 acts
  • Libretto from various sources
  • "A Metropolitan Opera high-definition production"--Container
  • Co-production with English National Opera
  • Program notes by Thomas May and synopsis ([14] p. : ill., ports.) inserted in container
  • Bonus features: J. Robert Oppenheimer: In the shadow of the bomb; backstage at the Met with host, Susan Graham: interviews with Gerald Finley and John Adams
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn698771636
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (171 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MUSICAL 792.64 DOCTOR ; XX-D ; 2DVD/1AW ; CC ; D02 ; SA ; HMH ; V1203M1.
Other control number
886978066596
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
88697 80665 9
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 698771636
  • (Sirsi) 698771636
  • (OCoLC)698771636
System details
DVD; PCM stereo., DTS surround; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Doctor Atomic, libretto by Peter Sellars ; music by John Adams ; production by Penny Woolcock ; directed by Gary Halvorson ; the Metropolitan Opera presents ; a Metropolitan Opera production in association with PBS and Thirteen/WNET New York, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Opera in 2 acts
  • Libretto from various sources
  • "A Metropolitan Opera high-definition production"--Container
  • Co-production with English National Opera
  • Program notes by Thomas May and synopsis ([14] p. : ill., ports.) inserted in container
  • Bonus features: J. Robert Oppenheimer: In the shadow of the bomb; backstage at the Met with host, Susan Graham: interviews with Gerald Finley and John Adams
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn698771636
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (171 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MUSICAL 792.64 DOCTOR ; XX-D ; 2DVD/1AW ; CC ; D02 ; SA ; HMH ; V1203M1.
Other control number
886978066596
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
88697 80665 9
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 698771636
  • (Sirsi) 698771636
  • (OCoLC)698771636
System details
DVD; PCM stereo., DTS surround; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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