Florida Grand Opera’s performance of Leonard Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti” received excellent reviews. For those of lucky enough to see this production, whose cast of five singers included four of our Studio Artists, it was a wonderful experience of the 1950’s. In this one-act production, the jazz chorus paints a perfect picture of a suburban marriage as we watch scenes of the troubled marriage of Sam and Dinah.
This was followed by Thomas Pasatieri’s “Senor Deluso”, a delightful Moliere-style farce involving family duty, young love, mistaken identity and final resolution with joyful loving couplings! Jeffrey Marc Buchman’s marvelous direction and Caren Levine’s command of the orchestra had the audience jumping to their feet with delight as the production ended! A great night at the opera!