Penny Woolcock

Oct. 17, 2008

Dr. Atomic Opera

Ira talks with the composer, the director, and the lead of the opera 'Dr. Atomic,' taking the stage this week at New York's Metropolitan Opera.

opera, art, atomic bomb, nuclear, trinity, manhattan project

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