John Gordon Bellemer : Opera Arias - Dimmesdale's Aria
Dimmesdale's final aria. He is torn between his commitment to his church and congregation, his love for Wilson who is like a father to him, and his true love, Hester. In this final plea, he expresses his torment and anguish over being torn between his responsibilities, with no viable solution at hand. John Bellemer, tenor (Dimmesdale). Stephanie Otto Orvik, piano, Sara Jobin, conductor. Shakespeare and Company, August 5, 2013. Opera arias.
Excerpt from Pearl, the opera. Music by Amy Scurria. Libretto by Carol Gilligan and Jonathan Gilligan.