Magic City Opera and Orchestra Miami join forces to perform two exciting masterpieces in a Centennial Celebration for legendary composer Leonard Bernstein. Trouble in Tahiti , an opera in one act, is a candid portrait of the troubled marriage of a young couple. With a little white house in the suburbs, Sam and Dinah are the perfect picture of a young couple in the 1950s – and they are both desperately unhappy. A clever and cutting libretto matched with a jazz-infused score, Tahiti delivers a candid and profound portrait of a couple longing for love and intimacy amidst the American dream. Arias & Barcarolles, Bernstein’s last major piece, is a very personal song cycle composed for mezzo-soprano and baritone and is a poignant rumination on marriage, life and the nature of love. Both pieces will be performed by critically acclaimed American baritone Gabriel Preisser (as Sam in Trouble in Tahiti and baritone soloist in Arias & Barcarolles) and Caitlyn McKechney (as Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti and mezzo-soprano soloist in Arias & Barcarolles). The opera will be directed by Michael Yawney, conducted by Orchestra Miami’s Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldiwith costumes designed by Lauren Constantine.
Sunday, Jan. 6th, 2019 at 4:00 PM. The Diane & Alan Liebman Theater at Michael-Ann Russell JCC/Sanford L. Ziff Campus, 18900 NE 25 Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL 33180. BUY TICKETS
Tickets start at just $20! Join us for a special VIP Tahitian party! For $55, we offer an exclusive pre-concert reception that will include complimentary drinks and light bites, including a signature Tahitian Rum Punch, featuring Miami’s original award-winning rum, Miami Club Rum, a post-concert meet-and-greet with the artists and premium seats to the performance!