My Sweet Oscar Wilde
In 1897, while he was serving out a sentence at Reading Gaol for “gross indecency”—or, you know, for being a homosexual—Oscar Wilde composed a moving and self-reflective prose poem in epistle form that was eventually published as “De Profundis.” Echoes of Wilde's influence in art and letters are felt to this day. At the Kosmos this weekend, Jeffrey Gilliam will unleash composer Frédéric Rzewski's “De Profundis” for piano and voice. It's all part of a special performance presented by the Santa Fe Opera to celebrate the upcoming world premiere of Oscar, Theodore Morrison's opera based on Wilde's life. “My Sweet Rose,” the opera's aria, will be featured. As if that weren't enough for literate lovers of music, the program also includes Eric Juranes (countertenor) and Jeanne-Minette Cilliers (piano) performing Morrison's Chamber Music, based on poems by James Joyce. If you can't make the concert at the Kosmos (1715 Fifth Street NW) at the crack of 10:30 in the morning, you can catch a 4 p.m. repeat performance at the Munoz Waxman Gallery, Center for Contemporary Arts (1050 Old Pecos Trail) in Santa Fe. Both events are $15. (Lisa Barrow)
Sunday Jul 14, 2013
Music, poetry and visuals come together for a lovely morning of art.
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