Hydrogen Jukebox

Tri-Cities Opera

  • The staging by Moritz makes great use of the intimate setting of the Tri-Cities Opera Center. The action takes place in Ginsberg’s cluttered New York City apartment…

    Broome County Arts Council
  • …experimental, anti-establishment, provocative and surreal.

    Broome County Arts Council
  • Moritz’s direction places audience members in the apartment themselves, increasing the intensity of the action.

    Broome County Arts Council

Production Details

Production Highlights

  • New Production
  • Tri-Cities Opera, 2017

Creative Team

Director:
Alison Moritz
Conductor:
Braden Toan
Costume Designer:
Matthew Pedersen
Lighting Designer:
Nic Minetor
Scenic and Properties Designer:
AmArA*jk
Photographer:
Bunnhill Photo

A Message From Alison

This intimate and immersive re-imagining of Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass' 1990 "song opera" is set in an alley stage recreation of Allen Ginsberg's own East Village apartment circa 1996.

An aging Ginsberg becomes the central figure, surrounded by family and friends, who join him to reflect upon and celebrate his life as he prepares to penetrate the thin veil between life and transcendence.

Press

  • Preview:"The G-Forces (Ginsberg and Glass) Combine: Hydrogen Jukebox Blares at Tri-Cities Opera" (Carousel)
  • Preview:"TCO’s ‘Hydrogen Jukebox’ ponders Allen Ginsberg’s final hours" (Press Connects)
  • Preview:"WVIA’s Peter Wynne speaks with conductor Braden Toan and director Alison Moritz about the Tri-Cities Opera production of Hydrogen Jukebox" (WVIA Public Media)
  • Review:"Hydrogen Jukebox rocks TCO" (Broome County Arts Council)

Production Photos

  • A scene from a live stage production of Hydrogen Jukebox, directed by Alison Moritz.
  • A scene from a live stage production of Hydrogen Jukebox, directed by Alison Moritz.
  • A scene from a live stage production of Hydrogen Jukebox, directed by Alison Moritz.