Trouble In Tahiti & Service Provider

March 9–23, 2024

Trouble in Tahiti
MN OPERA PREMIERE
MUSIC AND LIBRETTO BY LEONARD BERNSTEIN

Service Provider
MN OPERA PREMIERE
MUSIC BY CHRISTOPHER WEISS
LIBRETTO BY JOHN DE LOS SANTOS

Marital bliss amiss.
Sam and Dinah are living the American dream in 1950s suburbia. Beau and Autumn are celebrating their anniversary over dinner and drinks. But there’s one problem… neither couple is happy. Beau and Autumn can’t seem to look up from their phones and Sam and Dinah can’t stand to be in the same room with each other. Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti and Christopher Weiss and John de los Santos’ Service Provider may not be filled with marital bliss, but these one-act crowd pleasers are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat all night long. 

Sung in English with English captions projected above the stage.
Runs approximately 1 hr 30 minutes.

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Trouble in Tahiti Composer Biography

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Leonard Bernstein was a world-renowned conductor and composer, and one of classical music’s icons of the 20th century. He was Music Director of the New York Philharmonic and conducted...

Service Provider Composer Biography

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A native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, composer Christopher Weiss has won numerous awards and competitions, including the prestigious Presser Music Award from the Presser Foundation in 2007…

Director's Notes

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The new biographical film Maestro opens with Leonard Bernstein’s words – “A work of art does not answer questions, it provokes them; and its essential meaning is in the tension between the contradictory answers.” While Trouble in Tahiti and Service Provider provide snapshots of relationships that are 70 years apart, both pieces raise eerily similar, and rather profound questions…

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