The Trial of Oscar Wilde

A fully staged theatrical concert interweaving music and drama about one of the most famous trials of the 19th century.

“The love that dare not speak its name” roared vociferously to bring down Oscar Wilde, destroying the life of one of England’s most beloved writers. Under the glare of public scrutiny, Oscar Wilde was shackled, tried, and imprisoned for his homosexuality. Wilde’s brilliant wit, biting humor, and tragic story are set amid dramatic works of chamber music, including Chausson’s Concerto for violin, piano and string quartet, works by Satie, Elgar, Fauré and Franck as well as a romping barbershop quartet. Experience music and history in a new and captivating way.

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Written by James Melo
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
Set & Costumes by Vanessa James
Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons

June 19-21, 2014
March 18, 2010

Leonard Nimoy Thalia at
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th St.,

June 8, 2006
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street, NY, NY

January 22, 2004
The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 East 65th Street, NY, NY