John Adams: Doctor Atomic

$37.00
Brand: John Adams

Release date: 29th June, 2018

Nonesuch releases the first recording of John Adams’ 2005 opera, Doctor Atomic, on June 29, 2018. Longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars created Doctor Atomic’s libretto, drawing from original sources. The composer leads the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra in this recording, which features a cast led by Gerald Finley, who originated the role of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Track listing
Disc 1
Doctor Atomic: Overture
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "The end of June 1945"
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "First of all, let me say"
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "We surround the plutonium core"
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "We are bedeviled by faulty detonators"
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "Many of us are inclined to say"
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "The nation's fate..."
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "This is a petition"
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "What if it's a dud?"
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "The test must go on as scheduled"
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "No, before the bomb is used"
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 2: "Am I in your light?"
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 2: "Long let me inhale, deeply..."
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 2: "The motive of it all was loneliness"
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 3: Electrical storm
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 3: "What the hell is wrong with the weather?"
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 3: "Five hundred U.S. Superfortresses are raining bombs"
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 3: "I'll sign the report, sir"
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 3: "With respect, sir, anyone with two good eyes"
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 3: "I have been preoccupied with many matters"
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 3: "Get them out of here. From now on, I'm making my own weather predictions"
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 3: "General, you are bearing up with remarkable fortitude"
Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 3: "Batter my heart"

Disc 2:
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 1: "Easter Eve, 1945"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 1: Interlude - Rain over the Sangre de Cristo
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 1: "In the north the cloud-flower blossoms"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 2: "It's midnight, Jack"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 2: "I've dreamed the same dream"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 2: "To the farthest west, the sea and the striped country"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 2: "A delay in the Potsdam Ultimatum"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 2: "Fermi is taking wagers"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 2: "I've spent a great deal of time indulging in controlled fantasies"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 2: "Edward, the test will be delayed an hour"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 3: Panic
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 3: "This program has been plagued from the start"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 3: "To keep the weakness secret"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 3: "I just finished reading The Magic Mountain"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 3: "The winter dawned, but the dead did not come back"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 3: "And love, which contains all human spirit"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 3: "The only saviors are the ham sandwiches"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 3: Chorus - "At the sight of this"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 4: "Lieutenant Bush, keep a weather eye on Oppenheimer"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 4: "To what benevolent demon do I owe the joy of being thus surrounded"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 4: "That's their signal!"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 4: "The sky is clear to the east"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 4: "In the midnight, in the flame-brilliant midnight"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 4: "Zero minus two minutes"
Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 4: Countdown