The Scarlet Letter, Abridged — at the 2017 West Chester University Poetry Conference

The 2017 West Chester University Poetry Conference will take place from June 7-10, 2017 at West Chester University in West Chester, PA. I am honored to be named the 2017 recipient of The Kate Light Scholarship. The final concert will take place on June 10th at 7:30 pm at the Madeline Adler Theatre on campus, and will feature The Scarlet Letter, Abridged. This work, commissioned by Opera Colorado for their Young Artists, was adapted from the complete opera. It is approximately one hour long and is arranged for five singers and piano. The libretto is by my esteemed colleague David Mason.

R.S. (“Sam”) Gwynn is the Program Director for the conference. 

The performers are:

Hester Prynne: Stephanie Heavens

Mistress Hibbons: Courtney Bopp

Arthur Dimmesdale: Brenten Megee

Roger Chillingworth: Gregory Feldmann

Governor Bellingham: Ian Brady

Vocal Coach:Chirstine McCloskey

Pianist: Lori Laitman

Conductor: Ryan Kelly