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UCI Opera

The Scarlet Letter

UCI Opera: The Scarlet Letter: Canceled


Presented by UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts

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Irvine Barclay Theatre considers the health, safety and well-being of our patrons, visiting artists and staff a top priority. Due to COVID19, this performance has been canceled.

The Barclay box office staff will be in contact with all ticket-buyers regarding this cancellation as soon as possible.

Music by Lori Laitman 
Libretto by David Mason 
Artistic Director: Dr. Darryl Taylor
Conductor: Dr. Stephen Tucker

The Scarlet Letter is based on the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne and adapted by Lori Laitman, one of the most distinguished composers of art song and opera in the 21st century. The story, set in Puritanism, follows the young Hester Prynne, who is charged with adultery, resulting in the birth of her daughter. The community forces her to wear the scarlet letter “A” embroidered on her chest. Hester struggles to create a new life, wearing the letter as both a badge of shame and a beautifully wrought human artifact.  It’s a classic novel presented as a musical powerhouse you won't want to miss.


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