Lowell House Opera to Present World Premiere of NIGHTTOWN

The Harvard Gazette: Overture of an opera life

The Harvard Crimson feature on NIGHTTOWN:

Boston Globe: "For ‘Candide,’ the Boston Pops passes the baton to Harvard student" 

"...the rich-voiced boy soprano Benjamin P. Wenzelberg" - By CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM, New York Times (with Dawn Upshaw and Gil Kalish)


Eveyday Opera Interview with audio


"Benjamin P. Wenzelberg almost steals the show as the troubled boy Miles."  - Anthony Tommasini, NY Times


Selected for New York Magazine's approval matrix in the "brilliant/high brow" section


"boy soprano Benjamin P. Wenzelberg sang the important role of bad-boy Miles

in a true and penetrating treble." - NY Post


"Benjamin P. Wenzelberg sang the boy Miles with the assurance of a seasoned adult"- WQXR


"The stand-out of this first-rate cast is the precocious Wenzelberg.  At only 13, his perceptiveness exceeds many adults.  His deep and multi-faceted portrayal nimbly

vacillates between childish innocence and frailty caused by emotional and sexual

trauma, to one possessed by evil.  His voice is sweet and pure, and time just seems

to stop when he sings the heart-wrenching and melancholy, "Malo." - Berkshire on Stage


"Wenzelberg navigated Miles’s tricky music with ease and still had ample mental

space left over to fully commit to a character. Britten entrusts the singer who plays

Miles with a psychologically complex character, one typically far beyond the years

of your typical pre-teen. The ovation that audience gave Wenzelberg was not the

obligatory one given to a precious child actor, but one given in appreciation of a consummate artist." - Opera Pulse


"...with Wenzelberg - you spent half the day pondering where they found someone so young who was so immensely talented. By singling these two out, I don't want to say that the rest of the cast wasn't wonderful. They were. But, these two created joy in the afternoon." -Writing on the Fourth Wall


"Benjamin Wenzelberg made a disconcertingly confident Miles, acted with a naturalism that eludes most child performers and sung with unerring accuracy." - Bachtrack


"Thirteen-year-old Benjamin P. Wenzelberg as Miles has a charismatic stage presence and a treble voice that is a marvel.  Both his singing and acting imparted depth of feeling." -Classical Source

Boy soprano Benjamin Wenzelberg was marvelous in "The Lord is my Shepherd,"...Wezelberg sang them perfectly....(Chichester Psalms with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, March 20, 2014)--The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram


"Elijah and The Boy (pristinely sung by Benjamin P. Wenzelberg of the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus)" - Music Web Intnl


"the most angelic boy singer Benjamin Perry Wenzelberg and full moon nights of crafted poetry." -Times Square Chronicles


"An amazing solo by boy soprano Benjamin Perry Wenzelberg, who is a Composer/Pianist at Juilliard and scholarship recipient at the 92nd St Y." - WMNR  Fine Arts Radio

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NIGHTTOWN WHRB Radio interview with Benjamin Wenzelberg
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