Tom Cairns' cinematic film, made in 2001, presents Bernstein's short opera set in 1950s America with dramatic direction and wonderful sets.
Leonard Bernstein's satire on American suburban married life stars Stephanie Novacek as Dinah and Karl Daymond as Sam facing a serious marital breakdown, from which the latest movie release - Trouble in Tahiti - seems the only escape. Inspired by jazz and American musical comedy, the score is a path-breaking fusion of lyric art with popular entertainment.
EXTRAS: - Introduction to Trouble in Tahiti - 'Not particularly romantic' Humphrey Burton, Bernstein's biographer, comments on the composer's life and the significance of Trouble in Tahiti - 'A very testing piece' Conductor Paul Daniel on the performance and background of the opera
Winner at the Vienna TV Awards, April 2002. The jury citation - "We were impressed by the originality and the style using archive footage intercut with the story. Great camera work and imaginative sets."
2003 d'Or de l'Annee Award from Diapason Magazine
FEATURING:Stephanie NovacekKarl DaymondTom RandleToby Stafford-AllenMary HegartyEdward K. GibbonFinn Caiger-SmithJonathan LunnIsadora Dooley HunterRhian WilliamsSteven HughesGavin FitzpatrickLuis RodriguezChristopher MarneyRichard CurtoJames Dodd
City of London SinfoniaConductor: Paul Daniel
Composer: Leonard Bernstein
Director: Tom Cairns
Choreographer: Amir Hosseinpour
Biographer: Humphrey Burton
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