Oscar

Music by Theodore Morrison / Libretto by John Cox and Theodore Morrison

Oscar

East Coast Premiere | American Repertoire Program
Feb. 6, 8m, 11, 13, 15m, 2015 | Academy of Music
Opera at the Academy

Poetic injustice.

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. Oscar chronicles the acclaimed writer’s trial and imprisonment for “the love that dare not speak its name.” As Wilde, David Daniels electrifies the stage with a “mix of arrogance and vulnerability” (The New York Times). Philadelphia favorite William Burden and soprano Heidi Stober, in her company debut, costar as Wilde's loyal friends. Dwayne Croft stars as Wilde’s friend and supporter, Walt Whitman. A mixture of haunting music, Wildean witticisms, and operatic virtuosity, the East Coast Premiere of Oscar celebrates the life and love of one of literature’s most daring voices.

Venue:

Academy of Music
Part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
240 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Performance Schedule:

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

Language:

Performed in English with English supertitles

Production underwritten in part by the Wyncote Foundation.

East Coast Premiere | American Repertoire Program
Co-commission and co-production with The Santa Fe Opera

OSCAR
Music by Theodore Morrison
Libretto by John Cox and Theodore Morrison
Based on quotations from the writings of Oscar Wilde and his contemporaries