Music by Eric Sawyer
Libretto by Harley Erdman
Based on the book by Barry Werth
The Scarlet Professor is a new opera based upon a true story of shame and scandal from 1960: a renowned English professor arrested and disgraced for possessing gay magazines and materials.
September 15 & 16, 2017 @ 8 PM
September 17, 2017 @ 3 PM
Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA
The premiere is at the same campus where the events took place.
Public symposium on September 16.
Young Artists Performances:
September 23, 2017 @ 8 PM
September 24, 2017 @ 3 PM
Featuring William Hite, Keith Phares, Blythe Gaissert, Sarah Pelletier, Bryan Pollock, James Demler, Kristen Watson, Sumner Thompson
Stage Director: Ron Bashford
Musical Director: Eduardo Leandro
Sponsored by the Five College Opera
Supported by Amherst College, Smith College, the Amherst Art Series Fund, and the Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.
Tickets for the world premiere of The Scarlet Professor will go on sale in April 2017.