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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Basically the first half-hour of the opera is an extended prologue, which is all material from the first two weeks of July 1945, ... Germany has just capitulated. Truman is meeting Stalin at Potsdam, which is where all this pressure comes from for the test to work. Oppenheimer has been in these meetings in Washington to select the target, and it's full steam ahead to Japan.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The only thing that I will do that will annoy some people is I am taking poetic license a little bit with time and space onstage,”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“And the other great thing that we're allowed to do — and you're not — is use metaphor.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“How old were you that night?”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I was 22 years old. But I'm still here. And one reason I'm still here is that I've got lots of ionizing radiation. That's what's good for you, for your immune system. There have been a lot of studies that show that a low level of it is good for you. The problem is they don't know what the level should be.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“[The chorus contains a statement of the principles behind the bomb, why it's practical and what it can accomplish.] It doesn't exactly say how to build a nuclear weapon, ... but it is a précis of the science involved.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“John sets it for Gerry [Gerald Finley, the baritone singing Oppenheimer] and full orchestra as a personal chaconne. Of course, you know that Robert Oppenheimer would be somebody who would have gone to an Alfred Deller concert or would have Alfred Deller records,”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Documents that were top secret and never meant to be seen are now set to music.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“These are not just made-up stories. These were real human beings with real choices ? and some folly, ... And this was the single biggest weapons project in the history of humanity.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Documents that were top secret and never meant to be seen are now set to music,”

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