Domestic opera “Trouble in Tahiti” is short but stirring
Review From Springs on Stage 2/27/18
Years have passed, nearly ten, and what has happened to all the mystery?”
Opera Theatre of the Rockies celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with one of his more obscure treasures, the jazz opera “Trouble in Tahiti.”
The night begins with selections from “Peter Pan,” “On the Town,” “Candide” and more. Stephanie Brink brings big-stage footwork and sparkling personality to her solo.
The opera opens on Sam and Dinah, a 1950s suburban couple whose marriage is on the rocks. We see him at the office, feeling big. We see her at the therapist, feeling small. Meanwhile, a jazz trio extols the American dream. Dinah ends up at a “terrible, awful movie” (Trouble in Tahiti), where the hero falls in love due to island magic.
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