Trouble in Tahiti
Boston Lyric Opera
The picture-perfect home; the beautiful, young couple; the creeping sense of emptiness and disillusionment. Leonard Bernstein plumbed the darker side of post-World War II suburban paradise with wit and irony in his masterful one-act opera, Trouble in Tahiti. Nicholas Alexander Brown, musicologist and conductor, leads a discussion on Bernstein’s interpretation of the ever-evolving – a myth powerful in both the Maestro’s personal life and his works – while artists from BLO share selections from throughout Bernstein’s canon.
Nicholas Alexander Brown is a musicologist, arts administrator, and conductor based in Washington, DC. He is currently the director of special productions & initiatives at Washington Performing Arts, and is the founder and music director of The Irving Fine Society. Brown holds a M.Mus in Musicology from King’s College London, a M.S.L.I.S. from The Catholic University of America, and a B.A. in Music and History from Brandeis University.
Boston Lyric Opera is the largest and longest-lived opera company in New England, with a mission to build curiosity, enthusiasm and support for opera by creating musically and theatrically compelling productions, events, and educational resources for the Boston community and beyond. Since its founding in 1976, the company has staged world premieres, US premieres, co-productions, and co-commissions of note with organizations such as the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, and the Scottish Opera, and it continues to be a destination for some of the leading artists, conductors, directors, and designers from around the world.
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