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Trouble in Tahiti
by Leonard Bernstein
7:30 pm January 25 and 26, 2019
2 pm January 27, 2019
Civic Center Music Hall
Sam and Dinah may appear to be the picture of 1950s suburban marital bliss in this jazz-influenced opera by the composer of West Side Story, but looks don’t always reveal the whole truth. This poignant tale of the pitfalls of American marriage follows a young couple as they try to revive their sagging relationship. Featuring a vivid score and darkly funny text, Trouble in Tahiti is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining.
Also accompanying this opera is a staged version of Bernstein’s song cycle Arias and Barcarolles which was his ode to the complexities of love and relationships.
Presented in English in the intimate 85-seat CitySpace Theatre, this unique production will allow you to get an up close and personal view of the intricate nature of relationships as interpreted by Leonard Bernstein, one of the cultural giants of the 20th century. This production is a part of “Leonard Bernstein at 100”, the two-year global celebration of his life and career.
Want to see Trouble in Tahiti in a larger setting? Painted Sky Opera is collaborating with Enid Symphony to perform this work in Enid on February 9 and 10. Check our Enid Symphony’s web site to buy tickets and get more info for this exciting collaboration.
Dinah - Megan Berti
Sam - André Chiang
Trio - Autumn West, Jeffrey Picon, Zachary DeVault
Quartet for Arias and Barcarolles: Autumn West, Megan Berti, Jeffrey Picon, and André Chiang
Stage Director - Rob Glaubitz
Music Director - Jan McDaniel
Technical Director - Scott Hynes
Costume Designer - Becky McGuigan
Stage Manager - Megan Guerra