|Matt Treviño as the Canterville Ghost|
Wilde’s anti-ghost story, which was first published in the newspaper "The Court and Society Review" in 1887, tells the tale of a ghost who fears those he’s supposed to be haunting. Both Bram Stoker, who penned Dracula ten years later, and Wilde tackled changing belief systems in a rational and enlightened era. In The Canterville Ghost, Wilde satirizes his generation’s meaningless preoccupation with the occult and paranormal phenomena.
The opera opened on May 9 and additional performances are scheduled for May14 and June 14 and 24. The Canterville Ghost is being paired with Leoncavallo's Pagliacci.