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National Opera Week . . . an Operatoonity pick from PA

"The Scarlet Letter" by Margaret Garwood

The Philadelphia-based Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA),  www.avaopera.org, presents: 

  • Pre-Opera Lecture and Demonstration of The Scarlet Letter
    Ethical Society of Philadelphia
    1906 South Rittenhouse Square
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Thursday, November 4 at 5:30 p.m.

A very special Opera Preview of AVA’s upcoming world premiere of The Scarlet Letter. Composer Margaret Garwood and the opera’s cast and creative team will discuss the work and perform excerpts. This event is free and open to the public; no tickets are needed. For more information, visit www.avaopera.org

Read a prolife of composer Margaret Garwood. 

Hear excerpts from Margaret Garwood’s The Scarlet Letter:

1.  “If lost I must be”   Olivia Vote as Hester Prynne 

2.  “Hester, tell them his name”  Olivia Vote as Hester and Sean Arnold as Rev. Dimmesdale 

3.  “Heavenly Father, protect my innocent child”  Olivia Vote as Hester Prynne 

4.  “O God, how long must this suffering go on?”  Zach Borichevsky as Rev. Dimmesdale

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