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Past shows > Trouble in Tahiti

Trouble in Tahiti

Trouble in Tahiti

"Trouble in Tahiti" was Leonard Bernstein's first short opera work, written in 1951 and first performed on June 12th 1952 at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

“Trouble in Tahiti” was NIMBY Opera's debut production, as part of the Wellington Fringe Festival in February 2007. The show was a commercial and critical success, exceeding box office targets and gaining critical acclaim.

What the Critics Say

“Flawless flow, scintillating singing, hearty humour, plaintive pathos, cool costumes, simple (but effective) staging, masterful musicianship - this production has it all.” - Pepe Becker, Theatreview

“The two principles... delivered polished and arresting performances, both displaying acting talent that suited the roles, guided with keen observation by the sure, uncliched hand of director Ryan Hartigan.” - Lindis Taylor, The Dominion Post

“Paterson brings style and elegance to the serious side of her role, singing superbly. Casey delivers a strong masculine presence. He was perfectly cast and sang beautifully... a Greek chorus trio of crooning singers (Georgia Jamieson Emms, Rhys Hingston and Craig Beardsworth)... characterise their roles with clever wit.” - Garth Wilshere, New Zealand Opera News

Images from the Show

Trio from 'Trouble in Tahiti'

Brenday Casey as Sam in 'Trouble in Tahiti'

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