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Wednesday
Dec282016

The Scarlet Letter, Abridged โ€” 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. 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