Pearl: An Opera

  • Composer Amy Scurria
  • Libretto by Carol Gilligan and Jonathan Gilligan
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Performances:

  • Aug 5, 2013, Concert performance at Shakespeare & Company (Lenox MA).
    Maureen O’Flynn (soprano), John Bellemer (tenor), Marnie Breckenridge (soprano), John Cheek (bass-baritone), Michael Corvino (bass), Olivia Marchione (child soprano), Stephanie Otto Orvik (piano), Sara Jobin (conductor and producer)
  • Mar 21, 2013, Excerpts performed at University of Shanghai for Science and Technology.
    John Bellemer (tenor), Li Xin (soprano), Wang Yang (bass-baritone), Lin Shu (soprano), Charmaine (child soprano)
  • Aug 13, 2012, Concert performance at Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, MA).
    Maureen O’Flynn (soprano), John Bellemer (tenor), Marnie Breckenridge (soprano), John Cheek (bass-baritone), Olivia Marchione (child soprano), John Demler (baritone), Jack Brown (baritone), Sara Jobin (piano, conductor, producer)

Excerpts:

The “A” Aria: [Pearl and Hester]

Maureen O’Flynn, soprano; Victoria Perl, child soprano; Sara Jobin, piano


“If God is Love, How Can Love Be Sin?” [Dimmesdale]

Maureen O’Flynn, soprano; John Bellemer, tenor; Sara Jobin, piano/conductor


“How Can Sin Be Love?” [Wilson]

John Cheek, bass; Stephanie Otto Orvik, piano, Sara Jobin, conductor


“O Reverend Wilson” [Dimmesdale]

John Bellemer, tenor; Stephanie Otto Orvik, piano, Sara Jobin, conductor


“I Will Lead You Home” [Chillingworth]

Michael Corvino, baritone, Stephanie Otto Orvik, piano, Sara Jobin, conductor


“I Press My Pen…” [Hester/Pearl]

Marnie Breckenridge, soprano (Adult Pearl); Maureen O’Flynn, soprano (Hester), Stephanie Otto Orvik, piano; Sara Jobin, conductor


Review


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