Movie Reviews

Dr. Atomic/Met Opera HD transmission

By Starywonder__64
Excellent production -- terrific singing. Another very emotional,very intense musical experience....

Doctor Atomic

By alanmf
Worth seeing for a few great scenes -- especially the final aria of the first act . Some great music, but a libretto that needs to be restructured to focus better on Robert Oppenheimer's agony, and...

Doctor Atomic

By LapidusL
If you are interested in contemporary opera this is accessible and satisfying....

Doctor Atomic

By kamesh
I was a bit disappointed with the first act. It was too linear, just prose lines sung. But the second act was great. I loved the John Adams music...

Blast from the Past

By kattermurr
Another Met in HD performance--and a real treat for an opera lover who doesn't have the bucks to go to NYC often. Hypnotic, dark, terrifying--the banal and the eternal merge in music and libretto....

Dr. Atomic

By tropigalkw
Really loved it, though thought the first act was stronger than the second. First act finale aria was stupendous....

Doctor Atomic

By celery42
A stunning modern opera with cumulative power and affect. I felt the libretto was slow in spots, and the staging could have had more dramatic impact. But it was a tremendous experience and very...

Doctor Atomic

By curtreese
Good Libretto. NIce production. Horrible music. Perpetual non-melodic drone. Could have used an American mother's voice from Pearl Harbor bombing at the beginning to counterbalance Japanese...

Dr. Atomic

By dragon50
What music I heard, inbetween the singing, I found stirring and very fitting to the terrorfying story of the making of the atomic bomb. But the lyrics song in english were difficult for me to...

Dr.Atomic

By kgeist
A big bomb dropped on the Met. The singer of Robert Oppenheimer is outstanding. Finerty? Ken Geist, NYC...

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Rated NR