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Catching up with Claude Heater: Original Trio Member in Trouble in Tahiti

May 15, 2018 12:35:36 PM
By Richard Dyer posted in opera singers, 2017/18 Season, #tahitiBLO, Leonard Bernstein, 1950s

As far as Google can tell, Claude Heater is the only living member of the original cast of Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti. Back in 1952, Heater was the baritone in the vocal trio. Today, Heater is 90 and has lively memories of Bernstein and of many other figures in his long and vigorous life.
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“Trouble in Tahiti" Indeed

May 10, 2018 1:15:33 PM
By Lacey Upton posted in Film, 2017/18 Season, #tahitiBLO, Leonard Bernstein, 1950s, Identity

As BLO has been rehearsing and preparing Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, we have been getting a lot of feedback, both internally from our staff and artists and externally from our community members, about the pivotal scene that gives the opera its name.
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Dinah's Dream: A Psychoanalyst's View

May 4, 2018 4:31:52 PM
By Dr. Lawrence St. Clair posted in Psychoanalysis, #tahitiBLO, Leonard Bernstein, 1950s

Dinah visits her analyst in a pivotal scene in Trouble in Tahiti. Bernstein was himself very familiar with psychoanalysis and the use of dream interpretation in psychotherapy.
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A Snapshot from 1952

Apr 17, 2018 2:26:49 PM
By John Conklin posted in John Conklin, 2017/18 Season, #tahitiBLO, Chronology, The Game of Dates, Leonard Bernstein, 1950s

From the Korean War to 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,' John Conklin explores events that occurred in 1952, the same year that Trouble in Tahiti premiered.
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Journey to Tahiti: The Genesis of Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti 

Apr 12, 2018 3:45:31 PM
By Richard Dyer posted in 2017/18 Season, #tahitiBLO, Leonard Bernstein, 1950s

The range of musical styles that Leonard Bernstein worked in is extraordinarily wide—but the range of subjects he engaged with is comparatively narrow, and all of the subjects came out of his own life: love, family, and all the various ties that bind.
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The Personal, Political Leonard Bernstein

Apr 11, 2018 2:53:43 PM
By Lucy Caplan posted in 2017/18 Season, #tahitiBLO, Leonard Bernstein, 1950s

Leonard Bernstein's multifaceted musical career, combined with his outspoken involvement in politics and general embrace of public life, made him into a person who seemed inseparable from the broader context in which he lived and worked.
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Get to Know Tahiti/Arias in 5 Minutes or Less

Mar 28, 2018 11:36:26 AM
By Lacey Upton posted in New Production, HIGH FIVE, 2017/18 Season, #tahitiBLO, Leonard Bernstein, 1950s

Get to know two Leonard Bernstein masterpieces, TROUBLE IN TAHITI and ARIAS & BARCAROLLES in 5 minutes or less before BLO's new production in May 2018.
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