The Santa Fe Opera has commissioned a new opera based on the life of playwright Oscar Wilde, which will debut in 2013, as well as works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon and Judith Weir.
General director Charles MacKay announced that the company intended to roll out three new operas in as many years, beginning with Oscar, composed by Theodore Morrison, in 2013.
Higdon has been commissioned to compose an opera based on the Charles Frazier novel “Cold Mountain,” which will have its world premiere in 2015 starring Nathan Gunn. Also planned is Weir’s Miss Fortune in 2014. – Playbill.com
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His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.