Salida Aspen Concerts presents Bernstein's 'Trouble in Tahiti'

Leonard Bernstein's classic one-act opera about marital discord in 1950's suburbia, Trouble in Tahiti, is coming to Salida for a one-night performance.

The opera is a special presentation of Salida Aspen Concerts on the 100th anniversary of Bernstein’s birth. It will take place Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Salida High School auditorium, 26 Jones Avenue.

"Bernstein is a master craftsman," Salida Aspen Concerts vice president Ernest Marquez said. "Trouble in Tahiti's critique of materialistic culture, and portrayal of the couple's struggle to connect, are themes that continue to resonate with audiences."

Salida Aspen Concerts partnered with the Aspen Music Festival and School to bring Trouble in Tahiti to Salida.

The opera, conducted by Scott Terrell, will feature an orchestra and five vocalists: mezzo-sopranos Zaray Rodriguez and Sophia Hunt, baritones Michael Aiello and Tim Murray, and tenor Brian Raymond Jeffers.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., followed by a pre-concert talk with audience members beginning at 6:45 p.m. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15, and students are provided free admission with accompanying adult.

Salida Aspen Concerts is a volunteer-supported nonprofit that has brought classical music to Chaffee County for more than 40 years through its longstanding partnership with the Aspen Music Festival and School.

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