Congratulations on Doctor Atomic winning Limelight‘s Opera Recording of the Year 2018.

Thank you. It’s wonderful and it just reminds me of the wonderful time I had in Sydney conducting the orchestra and being in Australia.

John Adams, Doctor Atomic John Adams. Photo © Deborah O’Grady

Where did the idea for an opera about Oppenheimer come from? And how long was it in gestation?

The idea was suggested to me by Pamela Rosenberg who...

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