The Fringe Festival, now in its 20th season, is a collaboration between the Schools of Music and Theatre and the Opera Institute. Its mission is to produce new or rarely performed significant works in the opera and theater repertoire, bringing performers and audiences close together in unique theatrical settings. Created as a portrait of America from the 1950’s through the 1980’s, Hydrogen Jukebox was composed after a chance meeting between composer, Philip Glass, and Beat poet, Allen Ginsberg. Through Glass’s minimalist style, and Ginsberg’s poetry on topics ranging from the anti-war movement to the environment, the opera touches on many of America’s enduring social issues.
Lane-Comley Studio 210
264 Huntington Avenue, Boston