Santa Fe Opera plans symposium on Oscar Wilde

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Opera plans a symposium on the author and playwright Oscar Wilde, whose life is the subject of an opera premiering this month.

The four-day symposium (http://bit.ly/1a9eAt0 ) starts July 25 with a speech by writer Merlin Holland, who is Wilde’s grandson.

Composer Theodore Morrison’s opera, “Oscar,” makes its world premiere at the Santa Fe Opera on July 27.

The symposium features a panel discussion that day by Morrison as well as the opera’s choreographer, director and librettist. The event is free.

The opera is based on the 1895 trial in London and two-year imprisonment of Wilde for homosexuality.

The entire symposium costs $85. Tickets can be purchased to attend individual events, such as Holland’s speech.

The symposium will be at the Santa Fe Women’s Club.

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