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The Huntington Theatre

Odyssey Opera | Argento's "The Voyage of Edgar Allen Poe"

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Odyssey Opera | Argento's "The Voyage of Edgar Allen Poe"
Odyssey Opera | Argento's "The Voyage of Edgar Allen Poe"

Time & Location

Apr 05, 2024, 8:00 PM – Apr 06, 2024, 10:30 PM

The Huntington Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA

About the event

Ill and feverish, Boston-born writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe – his creativity and inspiration in the doldrums after his wife Virginia’s death two years prior – plans to sail to Baltimore on a “voyage of discovery.” But is a ship scheduled to depart?

Amidst shipboard phantoms, morbid melodrama, a hasty child marriage, grotesque masquerade partygoers, a profusion of alcohol, and a haunting voice singing Poe’s last complete poem, “Annabel Lee”, two things exist: Poe and his dubious literary executor, the mercurial Griswold.

A trial to contest madness, advised by fictional French detective Auguste Dupin, seemingly conjures Poe’s past, revealing a grisly auction of muses, his beloved Virginia’s funerary reawakening, and glittering visions of what lies beyond the grave.

Join the Odyssey for an excursion like no other from Pulitzer Prize-winning master of contemporary American opera, Dominick Argento.

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