Caramoor to Stage Trouble in Tahiti at October Gala

Classic Arts News   Caramoor to Stage Trouble in Tahiti at October Gala
The Caramoor Center in Katonah, New York, will stage Leonard Bernstein's one-act opera Trouble in Tahiti on October 8 in a benefit for the center's vocal programs.

Caramoor Center director Michael Barrett will conduct; Peter Kazaras will direct. Robert Martin is the designer. Costumes and stage d_cor are by David and Susan Rubin, and lighting is by Peter Petrino.

The cast, which features members of Caramoor's Bel Canto Soloist Program, includes Rosa Maria Pascarella, James Martin, Amy Synatzske, Jeffrey Picon and Evan Rogister.

Trouble in Tahiti depicts an unhappy marriage in a glossy 1950s suburb. It premiered in 1952 at Brandeis University's first Festival of the Creative Arts, which Bernstein directed.

Actress Lauren Bacall, a onetime neighbor of Bernstein, is honorary chair of the benefit. The event also includes cocktails, dinner, and a post-concert reception. Tickets range from $100 for the concert only to $1,000 for the entire evening.

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