Trouble in Tahiti and Arias & Barcarolles | MAY 11-20 2017-11-15T18:09:05+00:00

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With a little white house in the suburbs, Sam and Dinah are the perfect picture of a young couple in the 1950s – and they are both desperately unhappy. A clever and cutting libretto matched with a jazz-infused score, Tahiti delivers a candid and profound portrait of a couple longing for love and intimacy amidst the American dream.
In an evening celebrating the work of Leonard Bernstein, Trouble in Tahiti will be performed with Arias & Barcarolles, a poignant rumination on marriage, life and the nature of love.

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Trouble in Tahiti and Arias & Barcarolles
 
Music & Libretto by Leonard Bernstein
A new BLO production
Sung in English with English surtitles

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CREATIVE TEAM

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director David Schweizer
 
Set Designer Paul Tate dePoo III
Costume Designer Nancy Leary
Lighting Designer Jeff Adelberg
 Movement Director Melinda Sullivan

CAST

Heather Johnson | Dinah, TROUBLE IN TAHITI and ARIAS & BARCAROLLES, Boston Lyric Opera

Heather Johnson

Dinah
Marcus DeLoach | Sam, TROUBLE IN TAHITI and ARIAS & BARCAROLLES, Boston Lyric Opera

Marcus DeLoach

Sam
Mara Bonde | Trio Member, TROUBLE IN TAHITI and ARIAS & BARCAROLLES, Boston Lyric Opera

Mara Bonde

Trio Member
Neal Ferreira | Trio Member, TROUBLE IN TAHITI and ARIAS & BARCAROLLES, Boston Lyric Opera

Neal Ferreira

Trio Member
Vincent Turregano | Trio Member, TROUBLE IN TAHITI and ARIAS & BARCAROLLES, Boston Lyric Opera

Vincent Turregano

Trio Member
David Angus | BLO Music Director & Pianist, TROUBLE IN TAHITI and ARIAS & BARCAROLLES, Boston Lyric Opera

David Angus

BLO Music Director & Pianist
Brett Hodgdon | Pianist , TROUBLE IN TAHITI and ARIAS & BARCAROLLES, Boston Lyric Opera

Brett Hodgdon

Pianist
A jazz trio sings of the charmed perfection of suburban life in the 1950s. In the house, married couple Sam and Dinah argue over breakfast. Each privately wishes to restore kindness to their marriage, but their fight continues.

At the office, Sam confidently denies and grants loan requests. In her psychiatrist’s office, Dinah recalls a dream: she was in an overgrown garden, trying to find her way out, when she heard a voice promising to lead her to a quiet place.

At lunch, Dinah and Sam run into one another and each invents an excuse to hurry away. They reflect on the unhappy turn their relationship has taken.

Sam revels in his triumph at a handball game. After seeing a movie called “Trouble in Tahiti,” Dinah recounts how terrible it was, but gets caught up in the fantasy of it all. That evening, Sam returns home and wishes he did not have to go inside.

The trio sings of the idyllic twilight hours in suburbia. Sam and Dinah try to have an honest conversation, but quickly fail to connect. Growing desperate, he suggests they go to a movie. They prepare to leave, each wondering if a happier future lies ahead while the trio croons.

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