The Importance of Being Earnest

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

March 17, 2017 at 7:30pm
March 18, 2017 at 7:30pm
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

The Importance of Being Earnest

By Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Sung in English

Wilde Opera Nights season sponsored by Randolph J. Fuller


Continuing Odyssey Opera’s 2016-2017 Season, Wilde Opera Nights, we offer a tale of deception, disguise, and misadventure with plot twists and characters that satirize Victorian values in only the best ways possible—The Importance of Being Earnest. In his final opera, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco sets Oscar Wilde’s most famous play, capturing the comical intrigue and quick-witted social commentary of the period—that apply even today.

“ “The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either…”

– Algernon Moncrieff to Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest

Cast and Creative

Gil RoseGil Rose

Neal Ferreira Neal Ferreira
John Worthing (Jack)

Stefan Barner Stefan Barner
Algernon Moncrieff

Jeni Houser Jeni Houser
Cecily Cardew

Rachele Schmiege Rachele Schmiege
Gwendolen Fairfax

Claudia WaiteClaudia Waite
Lady Bracknell
James Demler James Demler
Rev. Chasuble

Christina English Christina English
Miss Prism
J.T. Turner J.T. Turner
Colin Levin Colin Levin


Photos and videos: Kathy Wittman / Ball Square Films.