What: Oscar Wilde: A Nightingale with a Thorn in His Heart
Who: Anatoly Liberman, Maria Jette, and Timothy Lovelace
When: Sunday, March 9, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Campus Club, 4th floor, Coffman Memorial Union
Commentary by Anatoly Liberman and performance by soprano Maria Jette and pianist Timothy Lovelace.
Presented by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.
This is a members only event for the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Learn about the benefits of joining the Friends of the Libraries. Current members must make reservations by March 1. New members can join by contacting Lanaya Stangret by March 1 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-9339.
About the program
Oscar Wilde was born 160 years ago, and with every year his name is becoming more and more famous. Wilde’s poetry and stories intrigued many of his artistic contemporaries. Today very few British authors are admired as much as he. Join us to celebrate Wilde’s brilliance and profundity.
Anatoly Liberman, professor in the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch at the University of Minnesota, will speak about Wilde’s life and achievement.
Soprano Maria Jette and Timothy Lovelace, associate professor of Collaborative Piano in the School of Music at the University of Minnesota, will perform song settings of Wilde’s poetry by British composer Charles Butterworth and the American Charles Griffes—plus a recitation of “The Happy Prince” with incidental music by Liza Lehmann. After the performance, join fellow Friends for convivial companionship and tasty hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.