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    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.

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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.

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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.

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