A Literary Genius Who Sacrifices Freedom for Love.
Buzz has been building in anticipation of The Santa Fe Opera’s world premiere of Oscar, composer Theodore Morrison’s opera based on the life of Oscar Wilde. Working with librettist and Wilde scholar John Cox, Morrison reveals the profoundly human side of the literary genius and aesthete. The charismatic countertenor David Daniels creates the role of Oscar. His friends Walt Whitman and Ada Leverson are sung by Dwayne Croft and Heidi Stober, with William Burden as Wilde’s ally Frank Harris. Evan Rogister, who spellbound with his leadership of King Roger last season, conducts.
8:30 pm: July 27
8:00 pm: July 31; August 9, 12, 17