This photo features the Lyric Opera of Chicago bass section onstage beneath the imposing countdown clock from John Adams’ opera Doctor Atomic.
(pictured left to right: Greg Sarchet, Aventino Calvetti, Mike Geller, Andy Anderson, Brian Ferguson, and Collins Trier)
This opera features a particularly challenging extended double bass solo. You can check it out below (click the part to download it for a closer look):
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