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About This Show

John Adams’ 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.

Show Details

Running Time: 3hr 21min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: October 13, 2008 Final Performance: November 13, 2008

Theatermania Review

| | October 14, 2008
John Adams and Peter Sellars’ opera about J. Robert Oppenheimer turns out to be an arresting if not fully explosive piece of work.

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