BERNSTEIN, L.: Trouble in Tahiti

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Trouble in Tahiti
Libretto/Text Author: Bernstein, Leonard
Conductor: Daniel, Paul


Costume Designer: Gibbon, Edward K.
Choreographer: Hosseinpour, Amir
Television Producer: Morris, Fiona
Television Director: Cairns, Tom

Date of Production: 2001
Playing Time: 01:13:18
Catalogue Number: OA0838D
UPC: 0809478000280

Tom Cairns' cinematic film of Bernstein's chamber opera features a young and vibrant cast, set in the Fifties. This biting satire on American suburban married life stars Stephanie Novacek as Dinah and Karl Daymond as Sam, facing a serious communication breakdown - he is obsessed with his achievements in work and sport: she seeks escapism via therapy and the magical world of the latest movie release, Trouble in Tahiti. Inspired by jazz and American musical comedy, the score is a path-breaking fusion of lyric art with popular entertainment.

Bonus features:

- Introduction to Trouble in Tahiti

- Not Particularly Romantic - Humphrey Burton, Bernstein's biographer, comments on the composer's life and the significance of Trouble in Tahiti.

- A Very Testing Piece - Conductor Paul Daniel on the performance and background of the opera

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