If you didn't get a chance to see it, the recent Met production of John Adams' "Dr. Atomic" will be broadcast on PBS's "Great Performances." Gerald Finley stars as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Alan Gilbert conducts.
Check your local listings for the time, but nationally it will air at 9 p.m. Dec. 29.
Adams is not only one of our greatest American composers and one willing to tackle contemporary issues, but he is this season's Pittsburgh Symphony composer of the year and will conduct some concerts in January, including a symphony composed from the music of "Dr. Atomic." So, it might be fun to get to know the whole opera first.