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Laitman: The Scarlet Letter / Pelto, Opera Colorado


Release Date: 08/11/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8669034  
Composer:  Lori Laitman
Performer:  Margaret GawrysiakDominic ArmstrongDaniel BelcherKyle Knapp,   ... 
Conductor:  Ari Pelto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Colorado OrchestraOpera Colorado Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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David Mason’s beautiful verse-adaptation of Hawthorne’s classic novel, The Scarlet Letter, astutely portrays its characers 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 weakness of both her lover and estranged husband ultimately yield their self-destruction. This is a world premiere recording made possible by a generous grant from the Sorel Organization. David Mason’s beautiful verse-adaptation of Hawthorne’s classic novel, The Scarlet Letter, astutely portrays its characers 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 weakness of both her lover and estranged husband ultimately yield their self-destruction. This is a world premiere recording made possible by a generous grant from the Sorel Organization. Read less

Works on This Recording

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The Scarlet Letter by Lori Laitman
Performer:  Margaret Gawrysiak (Mezzo Soprano), Dominic Armstrong (Tenor), Daniel Belcher (Baritone),
Kyle Knapp (Tenor), Laura Claycomb (Soprano), Malcolm Mackenzie (Baritone)
Conductor:  Ari Pelto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Colorado Orchestra,  Opera Colorado Chorus
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2008; United States 

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