|Thomas Meglioranza and Jeremy Ayres Fisher|
The opera is one of two by Liebermann and is based on Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. It had its premiere at the Monte Carlo Opera in 1996 in a co-production with Opera Pacific, but the American premiere was canceled due to company's financial problems. The subsequent American premiere took place on February 5, 1999 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Trailer for Dorian Gray at Odyssey Opera:
The story revolves around the wealthy and attractive Dorian Gray, who has gained immortality by having his soul trapped within a painting. He is well known for his extravagance and debauchery. The picture of Dorian Gray not only took on the ravages of Dorian’s age, but also became the physical manifestation of his evil deeds - a heinous portrait of his true self.
The performance is on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory and will include a pre-concert talk with Lowell Liebermann one hour prior to concert. Tickets are available online.