John Adams’ contemporary masterpiece explores a momentous episode in modern history: the creation of the atomic bomb. Movie director Penny Woolcock makes her Met debut with this production. Baritone Gerald Finley plays J. Robert Oppenheimer, the title character, in this gripping adaptation of a story that changed the course of world history. Alan Gilbert conducts the opera’s Met premiere.
GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET – Doctor Atomic premieres on WVPT and WVPT-HD, Monday, December 29th at 9:00 p.m.