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Opera Colorado Presents the A-List Event Series
Friday, January 15, 2016
Motivated by the upcoming world premiere of the new American Opera The Scarlet Letter, right here in Denver in May 2016, Opera Colorado presents a series of events to inspire, educate and intrigue audiences.

Opera Colorado recently announced the all-new A-List Event Series, in celebration of the upcoming World Premiere of The Scarlet Letter, taking place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in May. Through literary discussion, poetry, film, music and more – Opera Colorado will explore the themes of this story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, which are as relevant today as when the book was published in 1850. The Scarlet Letter immediately caught the country’s attention and has never lost its grip.       

In collaboration with other non-profit and arts organizations, the A-List Events will take place throughout the community in various venues, highlighting art, poetry, film, music and literature.  

Kicking-off the series on January 24, Opera Colorado collaborates with Redline Gallery to present An Afternoon of American Song, featuring works from opera, cabaret and art song. The final A-List Event will feature a screening of the 1926 silent film The Scarlet Letter at the Denver Public Library. All A-List Events culminate in the world premiere of The Scarlet Letter at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in May.                 

For more information about each event, to buy tickets or RSVP online for free events, please visit or call Opera Colorado Patron Services at 303.468.2030.

A-List Events
An Afternoon of Song - Recital and Reception
Enjoy an afternoon of American Song – Opera Colorado’s Young Artists and pianist Alaina DeBellevue will delight with a concert showcasing works from opera, cabaret and art song. Lori Laitman, composer of The Scarlet Letter, will attend and meet with the audience at the post-performance reception.
Date and Time: Sunday, January 24 | 2PM
Location: Redline Gallery | 2350 Arapahoe St. Denver
Cost: General admission $15

From Novel to Opera - A Literary Panel Conversation
Learn more about The Scarlet Letter in a literary discussion with moderator Eric Gould, author and professor of literature at the University of Denver; David Mason, Colorado’s Poet Laureate Emeritus and librettist of The Scarlet Letter; and Paula Reed, author of the novel Hester – a modern sequel to The Scarlet Letter. Bring along your book club!
Date and Time: Sunday, March 13 | 2-4PM
Location: Denver Public Library, Vida Ellison Gallery, Seventh Floor, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver
Cost: Free event, RSVP online required

Slam Poetry Open Mic!

Opera Colorado in collaboration with SlamNUBA
Enjoy the premier of poetry written and performed by students in response to the music and themes of The Scarlet Letter. Join in as an audience member or present your own slam poetry based on the themes of The Scarlet Letter.
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 12 | 7PM
Location: Mercury Café, Jungle Room | 2199 California Street, Denver
Cost: Free event, RSVP online required

Luncheon | Women’s Empowerment in the Arts - A Conversation

Luncheon and panel discussion of the issues facing women in the arts today. Moderated by Karen Sugar, CEO and founder of the Women’s Global Empowerment Fund, with Lori Laitman, composer and Beth Greenberg, director of The Scarlet Letter.
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 19 | 12-1:30PM
Location: Kevin Taylor’s at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House | 950 13th Street, Denver
Cost: General admission $30

A Silent Film Screening -The Scarlet Letter
In collaboration with the Denver Public Library Fresh City Life event series, Opera Colorado co-hosts a free public screening of the 1926 silent film The Scarlet Letter.
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 27 | 7:30PM
Location: Denver Public Library, B2 Conference Center | 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy, Denver
Cost: Free event, tickets not required

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