April 21, 2017 at Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton.
Tri-Cities Opera’s concludes the 2016-2017 Season with HYDROGEN JUKEBOX by Phillip Glass. Sung in English, this non-linear opera is intended to form a “portrait” of America. The text in this chamber opera speaks as clearly today as it did in the 1960’s. It incorporates the personal poems and reflections of Allen Ginsberg on social issues of the time that were considered counter cultural in their day. The issues are actually more mainstream today yet contain the same vibrancy, energy, and passion. These issues are: war, the sexual revolution, drugs, eastern philosophy, and environmental issues.
SWEENEY TODD conductor, Braden Toan with Alison Moritz as stage director.