Brian Staufenbiel, Stage Director
Nicole Paiement, Conductor
Sam Clevenger, Animator
Tal Kamran, Animator
A haunting journey into "Mad Men" era suburban malaise, Leonard Bernstein's contemporary opera Trouble in Tahiti calls upon iconic and surreal projected imagery to depict a marriage in free fall.
"And of course, there is "What a Movie!," the opera's centerpiece and most brilliant achievement. This is Dinah's retelling of her afternoon plunge into Technicolor escapism through the movie musical that gives the opera its title, and it's a beautiful encapsulation of the power of even the cheesiest art to touch our core in unexpected ways." - SF Chronicle