Skip directly to content
Browse by:
  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019
    John Adams's "Doctor Atomic" Wins Opus Klassik Award for Opera Recording

    Congratulations to composer John Adams, whose Doctor Atomic has won the Opus Klassik Award for Best Opera Recording – 20th/21st Century. Winners of the Opus Klassik awards—Germany's most prestigious awards for classical music—were announced yesterday. The awards ceremony will take place at Konzerthaus Berlin on October 13.

    Nonesuch Records released this premiere recording of Doctor Atomic in June 2018. On the album, the composer leads the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with a cast led by Gerald Finley, who originated the role of J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Julia Bullock as Kitty Oppenheimer. Peter Sellars created the libretto, drawing from original sources to explore the final hours leading up to the first atomic bomb explosion at the Alamagordo test site in New Mexico in July 1945. The two-CD boxed set includes a 64-page bound booklet with archival photos, libretto, and an essay by Mark Swed.

    "The quality of the performance is extraordinary ... exceptional ... faultless," exclaims BBC Radio 3's In Tune. "Superb recording." "Darkly spectacular," says the Times of London in a four-star review. "Doctor Atomic blasts off." "Grippingly vivid," declares the Financial Times in a five-star review; "one of his most far-reaching scores." "A magnificent accomplishment that easily takes its place alongside the other Adams-Sellars triumphs," exclaims the Los Angeles Times. "It contains music of unearthly splendor."

    To pick up a copy of Doctor Atomic, head to your local music shop, iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete two-disc album at checkout. The album also may be streamed at Spotify and Apple Music.

    Journal Articles:Artist News

Enjoy This Post?

Share This Post

John Adams's "Doctor Atomic" Wins Opus Klassik Award for Opera Recording

Browse by:
nonesuch's picture
on September 3, 2019 - 8:00am
Article Type: 
Publish date: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 08:00
Excerpt: 

Congratulations to composer John Adams, whose Doctor Atomic has won the Opus Klassik Award for Best Opera Recording – 20th/21st Century. On this first recording of the piece, the composer leads the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with a cast led by Gerald Finley and Julia Bullock. Peter Sellars created the libretto, drawing from original sources to explore the final hours leading up to the first atomic bomb explosion in 1945. The Opus Klassik awards ceremony will take place in Berlin on October 13.

Copy: 

Congratulations to composer John Adams, whose Doctor Atomic has won the Opus Klassik Award for Best Opera Recording – 20th/21st Century. Winners of the Opus Klassik awards—Germany's most prestigious awards for classical music—were announced yesterday. The awards ceremony will take place at Konzerthaus Berlin on October 13.

Nonesuch Records released this premiere recording of Doctor Atomic in June 2018. On the album, the composer leads the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with a cast led by Gerald Finley, who originated the role of J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Julia Bullock as Kitty Oppenheimer. Peter Sellars created the libretto, drawing from original sources to explore the final hours leading up to the first atomic bomb explosion at the Alamagordo test site in New Mexico in July 1945. The two-CD boxed set includes a 64-page bound booklet with archival photos, libretto, and an essay by Mark Swed.

"The quality of the performance is extraordinary ... exceptional ... faultless," exclaims BBC Radio 3's In Tune. "Superb recording." "Darkly spectacular," says the Times of London in a four-star review. "Doctor Atomic blasts off." "Grippingly vivid," declares the Financial Times in a five-star review; "one of his most far-reaching scores." "A magnificent accomplishment that easily takes its place alongside the other Adams-Sellars triumphs," exclaims the Los Angeles Times. "It contains music of unearthly splendor."

To pick up a copy of Doctor Atomic, head to your local music shop, iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete two-disc album at checkout. The album also may be streamed at Spotify and Apple Music.

featuredimage: 
John Adams: "Doctor Atomic" [CD package] w

Related Posts

  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    Vagabon has announced a headlining spring tour of North America. The tour begins at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia on March 31 and continues through May 17, culminating with a concert at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana, California. Vagabon stopped by WFUV in NYC to perform two songs from her self-titled new album, "Every Woman" and "In a Bind," for FUV Live, which you can watch here.

    Journal Topics: Artist NewsOn TourRadio
  • Friday, January 17, 2020
    Friday, January 17, 2020

    The original cast recording for Dave Malloy's musical Octet—recorded live during Signature Theatre's world premiere production—is now available on CD, following its digital release late last year. Featuring a score for an a cappella chamber choir and an original libretto inspired by internet comment boards, scientific debates, religious texts, and Sufi poetry, Octet explores addiction and nihilism within the messy context of twenty-first century technology. "The most original and topical musical of the year," says the New York Times; "the sublime a cappella chamber opera is a portrait in song of perhaps the greatest David and Goliath struggle of our time."

    Journal Topics: Album ReleaseArtist News
[{"parent":{"title":"Get on the list !","body":" Get exclusive information about NONESUCH tour dates, video premieres and special announcements ","field_newsletter_id":"14075483","field_label_list_id":"6389157","field_display_rates":"-1","field_preview_mode":"false","field_lbox_height":"","field_lbox_width":"","field_toaster_timeout":"16000","field_toaster_position":"From Bottom","field_turnkey_height":"800"}}]

Performs On