Hydrogen Jukebox

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Boston Conservatory Theater
31 Hemenway Street, Floor 2
United States

Two distinctly American voices, writer Allen Ginsberg and composer Philip Glass, combine their talents in this innovative, multidisciplinary piece exploring American life from the 1950s through the 1980s. The opera features Ginsberg's highly personal poems and his reflections on the anti-war movement, the sexual revolution, drugs, Eastern philosophy, and environmental awareness set to Glass's music and presented by an ensemble cast and unique chamber orchestra. Hydrogen Jukebox will be sung in English with English supertitles.

Music by Philip Glass
Libretto by Allen Ginsberg
Directed by Nathan Troup
Conducted by Ryan Turner (M.M. '98, musical theater)

This performance has been selected as part of Boston Conservatory at Berklee's 2018–2019 Center Stage collection. Learn more about Center Stage and view all Center Stage performances.

LISTEN: Hydrogen Jukebox director Nathan Troup shares his vision for adapting Philip Glass and Allen Ginseberg' experimental opera collaboration for today's audience.