by Charles Jernigan

“The singers were all good, fully up to the challenge. Ms. Claycomb (Hester Prynne) is a fine artist, with a wide-ranging repertoire. I have heard her in bel canto roles, but she also sings lots of contemporary opera. She had the high notes and the ability to sing softly that the role of Hester requires, and she can float a high note. She is a trim woman, and looked great as Hester, particularly with her spectacular shock of unruly red hair, when she lets it down in the forest scene.”

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