HYDROGEN JUKEBOX, 2022

  • Director, Ella Marchment
  • Conductor, Wei-Han Wu
  • Composer, Philip Glass
  • Librettist, Allen Ginsberg
  • Shenandoah Conservatory
  • Shingleton Blackbox Theater, Winchester, USA
  • Cast and creatives
  • November 2022

Synopsis

Hydrogen Jukebox (1990) is a compelling and provocative chamber opera. Named for and inspired by Ginsberg’s 1955 poem HowlHydrogen Jukebox is a melodrama that creates a portrait of the sensory overload and upheaval of America from the 1950s through the 1980s — covering the end of World War II through the thick of the Cold War.

Synopsis by Shenandoah Conservatory.

Photos

All photos (C) Lindsay Browning