The Scarlet Letter, Abridged — Concert Reading on March 8, 2015


As part of the preparations for the professional world premiere of The Scarlet Letter by Opera Colorado in May, 2016, I was commissioned to create a one-hour touring version of the opera, The Scarlet Letter, Abridged. This version is for five singers and piano and will premiere on March 8, 2015 at 2 pm at The Studio Loft at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO, in a performance conducted by Ari Pelto.


I will be in residence for a week prior, working with the young artists and conductor Ari Pelto. Librettist David Mason will join me and Ari for a post-performance discussion, led by General Director Greg Carpenter.


The outstanding young performers are:


Leah Bobbey as Hester Prynne


Brett Sprague as the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale


Andrew Paulson as Dr. Roger Chillingworth


Katherine Sanford as Mistress Hibbons


Daniel DeVicente as Governor Bellingham


and Allan Armstrong on piano.