|Music by Theodore Morrison / Libretto by John Cox and Theodore Morrison|
|East Coast Premiere | American Repertoire Program|
Feb. 6, 8m, 11, 13, 15m, 2015 | Academy of Music
|Opera at the Academy|
Legendarily flamboyant Oscar Wilde was the toast of the literary world—until a scandalous love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas ruined his reputation and devastated his private life. For one of history’s greatest wits, it was a dark counterpoint to a life earmarked by fearless humor and equally intrepid passion. In this beautifully tragic tale of self-expression and individual freedom, countertenor David Daniels electrifies with what The New York Times called a “Wildean mix of arrogance and vulnerability.” Philadelphia favorite William Burden and soprano Heidi Stober, in her company debut, costar as Oscar's loyal friends. Chronicling his trial and subsequent incarceration over “the love that dares not speak its name,” Oscar marries one of literature's most daring voices with one of music’s most singular. The result is unforgettable.
Academy of Music
240 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
Estimated Running Time:
Approximately two hours and 43 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission
Performed in English with English supertitles