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LAITMAN, L.: Scarlet Letter (The) [Opera](Claycomb, D. Armstrong, MacKenzie, Belcher, Opera Colorado Chorus and Orchestra, Pelto)

    

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LAITMAN, L.: Scarlet Letter (The) [Opera](Claycomb, D. Armstrong, MacKenzie, Belcher, Opera Colorado Chorus and Orchestra, Pelto)

David Mason’s beautiful verse adaptation of Hawthorne’s classic novel, The Scarlet Letter, astutely portrays its characters amid the Puritan society of 17th-century New England. My music—lyrically expressive and intricately orchestrated—dramatizes the psychological underpinnings of this story. Though Hester is shamed for adultery, her steadfast strength of character reveals a true moral sense, while the weaknesses of both her lover and estranged husband ultimately yield their self-destruction. – Lori Laitman



Disc 1

Laitman, Lori
Mason, David, lyricist(s)

  The Scarlet Letter
1.   Act I Scene 1: A Meeting Place (Sailor, Farmer, Goodwife 1, Chorus, Wilson, Bellingham, Dimmesdale, Goodwives 2, 3, Chillingworth, Hester) 00:14:47
2.   Act I Scene 2: The Prison (Chillingworth, Hester) 00:13:33
3.   Act I Scene 2: Interlude: Time Passing (Chorus) 00:02:29
4.   Act I Scene 3: The Governor's Rose Garden, 7 Years Later (Bellingham, Wilson, Chillingworth, Dimmesdale, Hester) 00:14:18
5.   Act I Scene 4: Dimmesdale's Study - His Nightmare (Chillingworth, Dimmesdale, Hibbons) 00:21:11


Disc 2

Laitman, Lori
Mason, David, lyricist(s)

  The Scarlet Letter
1.   Act II Scene 1: The Forest (Chillingworth, Hester, Dimmesdale) 00:22:33
2.   Act II Scene 2: A Meeting Place - Election Day (Chorus, Farmer, Sailor, 3 Goodwives, Shipmaster, Hester, Hibbons, Bellingham, Wilson, Dimmesdale, Chillingworth) 00:22:31

Total Playing Time: 01:51:22






Composer(s):
Laitman, Lori

Lyricist(s):
Mason, David

Conductor(s):
Pelto, Ari

Orchestra(s):
Opera Colorado Orchestra

Choir(s):
Opera Colorado Chorus

Artist(s):
Armstrong, Dominic; Belcher, Daniel; Bradley, Becky; Bryan, William; Claycomb, Laura; Eaton, Charles; Gawrysiak, Margaret; Knapp, Kyle; Lombardi, Danielle; Mackenzie, Malcolm; Robinson, Emily; Werley, Benjamin

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.669034-35

Barcode: 730099903479

Physical Release: 08/2017

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