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Pacific Opera Victoria & Baumann Centre

925 Balmoral Road

Victoria, BC V8T 1A7

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From January to March of the year 1897, Oscar Wilde wrote a 50,000-word letter to his former lover (Lord Alfred Douglas) from his cell in Reading Gaol. In the summer of 1992, Frédéric Rzewski adapted excerpts from Wilde's letter into a 30-minute melodramatic oratorio for speaking pianist.


This installation addresses questions of human identity through formal, structural and contextual means. The manipulation of audience seating/movement, sculptural materials, and acoustic and amplified sound isolates the body and the mind, challenging their relationships to memory, time, motion and space.

Please feel free to spend time in the space on either side of the showing you choose to attend.
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