Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road

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Programme Note

The year of the first Proms concerts, 1895, was a critical one for Oscar Wilde. His plays The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband were first performed and he underwent three trials in the High Court. Philip Hoare, author of Oscar Wilde’s Last Stand, explores this tumultuous year.

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Edited version broadcast on BBC Radio 3 during tonight's interval

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