Doctor Atomic

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.

Andrew made his Choreographic Debut at the Metropolitan Opera, New York with Dr Atomic in October 2008.

“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

Direction: Penny Woolcock
Alan Gilbert (MET 2008)
Lawrence Rene (ENO 2009)

Design:  Julian Crouch
Lighting: Brian McDevitt
Movement:  Andrew Dawson
Composer: John Adams
Projections:  59 Productions
Produced by:
The Metropolitan Opera
The English National Opera

Grammy: Best Opera Recording (2011)