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Lowell House Opera presents the world premiere of NIGHTTOWN: an Operatic Reimagining of James Joyce’s Ulysses Reframing Ulysses and The Odyssey through heroine’s lens in Sanders Theatre, March 10-12, 2022 100 years after original publication of Ulysses.
CAMBRIDGE, MA – Lowell House Opera, the professional opera company in residence at Harvard University, presents the world premiere of NIGHTTOWN: an operatic reimagining of James Joyce’s Ulysses, by composer and librettist Benjamin Perry Wenzelberg, based on the 15th and 18th chapters of Ulysses and the novel’s roots in Homer’s Odyssey. Performances will take place at Sanders Theater at Harvard University and will be livestreamed from March 10-12, 2022 at 7:30, 100 years after the novel’s initial publication. The opera is performed in English with a fifteen-piece orchestra, and will be conducted by Wenzelberg and stage directed by Lowell House Opera Executive Producer and Stage Director Adrienne Boris.
Featuring a cast, orchestra, and creative team composed equally of professionals and undergraduate Harvard College students, NIGHTTOWN was commissioned by LHO in 2019
from Wenzelberg and musically advised by composers Jonathan Dove and Michael Gandolfi. This is the company’s first commission of an undergraduate composer and its first world premiere. The opera also serves as Wenzelberg’s senior thesis as an English concentrator, advised by Professor Russell Rymer.