Doctor Atomic


Director

Penny Woolcock

Conductor

Alan Gilbert

Composer

John Adams

Lighting

Designer Brian McDevitt

Design

Julian Crouch

Movement

Andrew Dawson

Projections

59 Productions

Producers

The Metropolitan Opera
The English National Opera

Awards

Grammy for best Opera Recording (2011)


John Adams’s contemporary masterpiece explores a momentous episode of modern history: the creation of the atomic bomb. Director Penny Woolcock makes her Met debut with this gripping story that changed the course of history. Baritone Gerald Finley, above, plays J. Robert Oppenheimer, the title character.

“If a work forces you, simultaneously and uncomfortably, to clench your limbs and hold your breath, you have to take notice… If the earth didn’t move for you, it did for me.” – The Observer

Andrew made his Choreographic Debut at the Metropolitan Opera, New York with Dr Atomic in October 2008.
The production was also presented at the English National Opera in February 2009.