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An opera that hovers on threshold of the nuclear age

Canadian baritone Gerald Finley as Robert Oppenheimer in ''Doctor Atomic.'' Canadian baritone Gerald Finley as Robert Oppenheimer in ''Doctor Atomic.'' (suzanne dechillo/the new york times)
By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / October 16, 2008

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NEW YORK - The composer John Adams writes operas that exist at the junction of history and modern mythology. Taking an event such as Nixon's visit to China, or the creation of the first atomic bomb, he has shown how this centuries-old art form can be used to reimagine seminal moments of a more recent national past and bring to ... (Full article: 1278 words)

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