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VenueThe Lowry
Other spaces: Lyric Theatre, Quays Theatre
CountyGreater Manchester
From14th November 2020
To14th November 2020
What is currently on at The Lowry (V0655996499)

Bernstein Double Bill

Bernstein Double BillT0133392691

Archive :: production:T0133392691, concert:S0237583545, venue:V0655996499
Current production:Work

West Side Story Symphonic Dances/Trouble in Tahiti

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 Trouble in Tahiti - The American Dream turned suffocatingly sour. Leonard Bernstein's one-act opera is an unsparing examination of a marriage falling apart in 1950s suburbia. Sam and Dinah appear to have the perfect life in their 'little white house'. But their growing failure to connect exposes a mutual feeling that they are trapped in a life that has turned into a lie. Bernstein's score is heavily influenced by the syncopated rhythms of jazz and by the distinctive American vernacular of musicals and the movies. A highlight of Opera North's Little Greats season in 2017, Matthew Eberhardt's production of Trouble in Tahiti is deeply touching, whilst giving full value to the Hollywood pizzazz of Dinah's showpiece number 'Island Magic'. Sung in English. West Side Story Symphonic Dances - A major collaboration with Phoenix Dance Theatre. Bernstein's West Side Story broke new ground in many ways. It responded to the newly contemporary issue of gang violence in American cities, and the story-telling was driven by dance. The composer himself arranged the Symphonic Dances as a work to stand on its own, free of the story of the show. Taking this as her cue, choreographer Aletta Collins creates a dance work which interprets Bernstein's thrilling and poignant music outside of the narrative of West Side Story. This entirely new piece will explore the experience of young people through themes of group identity and family, conflict and violence, but also the dream of a better life, somewhere.

Special Performances

  • 14 Nov 20 Captioned


Company Opera North
Conductor Jonathon Heyward (Trouble in Tahiti)
Director Matthew Eberhardt (Trouble in Tahiti)
Design Charles Edwards (Trouble in Tahiti)
Costume Hannah Clark (Trouble in Tahiti)
Performer Quirijn Lang (Sam - Trouble in Tahiti)
Performer Sandra Piques Eddy (Dinah - Trouble in Tahiti)
Conductor Jonathon Heyward (Symphonic Dances)
Choreographer Aletta Collins (Symphonic Dances)

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