John Adams and 'Dr. Atomic'



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Composer John Adams, who has composed operas about communism and terrorism, believes that "if opera is actually going to be a part of our lives... it has to deal with contemporary topics." is latest work is about the first test of a nuclear weapon. John Adams talks about his opera, Dr. Atomic.

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