Long before Mad Men, there was Trouble in Tahiti, Leonard Bernstein’s witty and haunting one-act opera about the alienation lurking beneath the sunny veneer of midcentury American suburbia. This Opera North production was recorded live and is described by our colleagues in London.
Join host Amy Amantea in the VocalEye virtual lobby at 6:30 pm (PT) for some pre-show mingling. Introductory descriptive notes begin at 6:45 pm and the performance begins at 7 pm. Running time is just under an hour, no intermission. Hang out after the show and be entered to win a $25 gift card to Moose’s Down Under where you can enjoy a non-virtual beer!
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Sam and Dinah are apparently the ideal suburban couple, living in comfort in their little white house and bringing up Junior. Sam prospers in business and enjoys the masculine society of the gym. Dinah escapes into her own dreams at the analyst and the cinema. With both of them, after ten years, boredom has become almost agonising and selfishness is all-engrossing. This particular day there is a focus for their failure to relate to others: Junior’s school play which neither succeeds in attending. (The Reviews Hub)
“a top-notch production with a star performance” –The Arts Desk
LINKS AND RESOURCES
- Trouble in Tahiti – Synopsis (Word doc)
- Trouble in Tahiti (YouTube with description)
- Tuning into the 2020 ACB Conference and Convention on ACB Radio
- Opera North website
- About Leonard Bernstein
- Opera in English, a brief history
- Opera in the Modern Age
- The Barber of Seville (YouTube, sung in English instead of Italian)
- The Barber of Seville in 3 Minutes (YouTube plot synopsis)
- Beginner’s Guide to Gilbert and Sullivan
- Watch Parties are part of VocalEye’s new virtual community outreach initiative during the Covid-19 pandemic. As with any inaugural program, we depend on your participation and feedback to help us grow and improve. We’re here to make live arts events more accessible, even if they’re recorded, and to stay connected, even if we’re at a distance. Thank you for holding the space with us until we can gather together again at the theatre.