The new Oscar Wilde-based opera, “Oscar,” comes to Philadelphia

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Guests: David Daniels, Theodore Morrison, John Cooper

The new opera Oscar, about the life of legendarily flamboyant writer, Oscar Wilde, is billing itself as the first openly gay opera in history. The show is currently running at Opera Philadelphia, so today we are joined by the star of the show, famed countertenor DAVID DANIELS, who plays the shows titular character. We’re also joined by Oscar’s composer, THEODORE MORRISON, and by Oscar Wilde historian, JOHN COOPER.  

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