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The Resource Doctor Atomic : opera in two acts, John Adams ; libretto by Peter Sellars drawn from original sources

Doctor Atomic : opera in two acts, John Adams ; libretto by Peter Sellars drawn from original sources

Label
Doctor Atomic : opera in two acts
Title
Doctor Atomic
Title remainder
opera in two acts
Statement of responsibility
John Adams ; libretto by Peter Sellars drawn from original sources
Title variation
Dr. Atomic
Creator
Contributor
Composer
Conductor
Instrumentalist
Librettist
Singer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In this first recording of John Adams's 2005 opera, the composer leads the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with a cast led by Gerald Finley, who originated the role of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars created the libretto, drawing from original sources to explore the final hours leading up to the first atomic bomb explosion at the Alamagordo test site in New Mexico in July 1945
Accompanying matter
  • libretto or text
  • technical information on music
  • historical information
  • other
Cataloging source
TEFMT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, John
Date of event
2017 April 18-25
Dewey number
782.1
Form of composition
operas
Format of music
not applicable
Language note
Sung in English
LC call number
M1500.A33
LC item number
D63 2018
Music parts
not applicable
Other event information
Recorded
PerformerNote
Gerald Finley (Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer) ; Julia Bullock (Kitty Oppenheimer) ; Brindley Sherratt (Edward Teller) ; Andrew Staples (Robert Wilson) ; Jennifer Johnston (Pasqualita) ; Aubrey Allicock (General Leslie Groves) ; Marcus Farnsworth (Frank Hubbard) ; Samuel Sakker (Captain James Nolan) ; BBC Singers ; BBC Symphony Orchestra ; John Adams, conductor
Place of event
  • BBC Maida Vale Studios
  • Barbican Centre, London
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sellars, Peter
  • Finley, Gerald
  • Bullock, Julia
  • Sherratt, Brindley
  • Staples, Andrew
  • Johnston, Jennifer
  • Allicock, Aubrey
  • Farnsworth, Marcus
  • Sakker, Samuel
  • BBC Singers
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Oppenheimer, J. Robert
  • Oppenheimer, J. Robert
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Operas
  • Operas
  • Operas
  • Operas
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Doctor Atomic : opera in two acts, John Adams ; libretto by Peter Sellars drawn from original sources
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc labels
  • Includes program notes by Mark Swed, synopsis and libretto in English (64 unnumbered pages : portraits) laid in container
Accompanying material
1 booklet (60 unnumbered pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 13 x 13 cm)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1041859582
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
2 audio discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2019618500
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
075597931075
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
7559-79310-7
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1041859582
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Doctor Atomic : opera in two acts, John Adams ; libretto by Peter Sellars drawn from original sources
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc labels
  • Includes program notes by Mark Swed, synopsis and libretto in English (64 unnumbered pages : portraits) laid in container
Accompanying material
1 booklet (60 unnumbered pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 13 x 13 cm)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1041859582
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
2 audio discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2019618500
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
075597931075
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
7559-79310-7
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1041859582
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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