Composed by Tobias Picker
Libretto by Aryeh Lev Stollman

Odyssey Opera
The Huntington Theatre


Odyssey Opera, in partnership with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), presents the East Coast premiere of Tobias Picker and Aryeh Lev Stollman’s Awakenings (2022). In a one-night only, fully-staged production, Awakenings marks the first operatic performance in the newly reopened Huntington Theatre. Based on the eponymous 1973 bestselling book,  Awakenings tells the true story of the eminent neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks, who received worldwide acclaim for bringing new hope to survivors of the “sleeping-sickness” epidemic of the 1920s.

Starring Jarrett Porter as Dr. Oliver Sacks

Directed by James Robinson

Conducted by Gil Rose

Run time: 2 hours with an intermission

COVID Protocols


The Huntington