- Charles Fussell (b. 1938)
- Sanford Sylvan, baritone
- Boston Modern Orchestra Project
- Gil Rose, conductor
Charles Fussell's High Bridge, Portrait of Hart Crane and Wilde are the result of considering the lives of Hart Crane and Oscar Wilde as possible operatic subjects. Filled with complex and dramatic emotional references, both works are musical exposés of the instability and disquiet that plagued these two celebrated literary figures. High Bridge portrays Crane's erratic behavior in an orchestral prelude, whereas Wilde is a more extended operatic reflection on the writer's tragic life.