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February 25, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Huntington Avenue Theatre

February 25, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Huntington Avenue Theatre

AWAKENINGS

Music by Tobias Picker
Libretto by Aryeh Lev Stollman

Thousands lived to sleep…it’s not a fairy tale, but the incredible true story of Dr. Sacks, a young neurologist faced with treating victims of a mysterious sleeping-sickness epidemic of the early 20th century, a phenomenon of history nearly forgotten. Awakenings visits Sacks’ journey of perseverance and compassion that brought his ‘frozen’ patients back to being – but not to the world they left behind. With our current trials, this distinct retelling of the possibility of new life is even more resonant today.

Join Odyssey Opera in partnership with Boston Modern Orchestra for the East Coast premiere of Awakenings, a moving tale of hope, loss, and transformation.

Picker and Sacks in 2015. Photo credit: Bill Hayes, Sacks’s partner and writer at the New York Times

“Once again Gil Rose and Odyssey Opera demonstrated why they have become indispensable for Boston opera lovers”— American Record Guide

 

Cast and Creative

Tobias Picker
COMPOSER

Aryeh Lev Stollman
LIBRETTIST

Jarrett Porter
DR. OLIVER SACKS

Adrienne Danrich
MIRIAM

Joyce El-Khoury
ROSE

Andrew Morstein
LEONARD LEV

Katharine Goeldner
IRIS

César Delgado
MR. RODRIGUEZ

Keith Klein
DR. PODSNAP

Gil Rose
CONDUCTOR