Composer Lori Laitman says in her Huffington Post Interview:

“…The piece also offers unusual casting flexibility, as I have created three distinct vocal lines for Hester. The original lines had been tailored for Elizabeth Futral, but when coloratura Laura Claycomb stepped in for Elizabeth, I rewrote the lines again to take advantage of Laura’s extraordinary top range. Laura’s floating soft high notes create moments of breathtaking beauty, and add to the complexity of Hester’s portrait…”

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