Former Colo. Poet Laureate David Mason Goes Operatic For ‘Scarlet Letter’

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Photo: Scarlet Letter rehearsal 7
A scene from a rehearsal of Opera Colorado's production "The Scarlet Letter."

Opera Colorado debuts "The Scarlet Letter" on Saturday at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver. The two-act opera is based on the famous Nathaniel Hawthorne 1850 novel of the same name, and had a number of financial setbacks that delayed its initial professional premiere in 2013.

Photo: David Mason, former Colorado poet laureate
Former state poet laureate David Mason.

Mason spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.