Oscar Wilde: Celebrity or Notoriety?

Thursday Jul 25, 2013

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1616 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM




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A four-day symposium on Oscar Wilde in conjunction with the world premiere of Theodore Morrison’s opera Oscar.

The symposium begins on Thursday, July 25 with a keynote address by Merlin Holland, author and only grandchild of Wilde. On Friday, July 26 there will be a panel presentation of scholarly papers followed by lunch and a round table discussion. The Oscar creative team, librettist John Cox, choreographer Seán Curran, composer Morrison and director Kevin Newbury will participate in a panel discussion on Saturday, July 27. Additionally there will be two staged readings of Moises Kaufmann’s Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde presented by Santa Fe REP. The complete schedule can be found below. All symposium events will take place at The Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail.

The cost for the entire symposium is $85. Admission to the keynote address or the Friday presentations and lunch is $50. To register or for more information call Daniel Garcia in the Opera’s Education Department, 505 946 2417 or email dgarcia@santafeopera.org.

Thursday, July 25, 6:00 PM

Keynote Address:

“Confounding the Critics - Surviving the Scandal: The Remarkable Reputation of Oscar Wilde”

Merlin Holland (grandson of Oscar Wilde)

Reception follows.

Friday, July 26, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Panel Presentation of Papers, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

“Oscar Wilde and Salome: A Consideration of Cultural Dissonance”

Elinor Olin, National-Louis University

“’Opera by You’ and the Circulation of Celebrity”

Brianna Wells, University of Alberta

“Absolutely and Entirely True: Wilde, Scandal, and Gossip”

Scott St. Pierre, Oklahoma State University

Lunch, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Round Table Discussion, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

“Oscar Wilde: Celebrity or Notoriety”

Moderator: Chad Thomas, University of Alabama, Huntsville

Staged Reading: Gross Indecency: The Three Trails of Oscar Wilde, 7:00 PM

Saturday, July 27, 11:00 AM

Creative Team Panel Discussion

Participants: John Cox, Seán Curran, Theodore Morrison, Kevin Newbury

Moderator: Cori Ellison

Sunday, July 28, 4:00 PM

Staged Reading: Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

July 8, 2013

CONTACT: Joyce Idema, Cindy Layman, Dolores McElroy press@santafeopera.org