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Dr. Atomic

Composer:
John Adams
Original Language:
English
Librettist:
Peter Sellars (drawn from original sources)
Description:
Opera in II Acts
Notes:

Opera was commissioned by San Francisco Opera. The aria, “Easter Eve 1945” was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, Lorin Mazel, Music Director, in association with San Francisco Opera.

Time:
July 1945
Place:
Los Alamos, New Mexico and the Trinity test site at Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Role Voice Part Classification
Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer (Oppie) Baritone L
Kitty Oppenheimer Soprano L
Edward Teller Bass F
Robert Wilson Tenor F
Pasqualita Contralto F
General Leslie Groves Baritone F
Jack Hubbard Baritone S
Captain James Nolan Tenor S
 
Minimum Chorus:  48
Divisi:  SATB