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Bernstein: Trouble In Tahiti / Novacek, Daymond, Daniel, Et Al

Bernstein / Novacek / Daymond / Randle / Hegarty
Release Date: 02/18/2003 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 838  
Composer:  Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Mary HegartyStephanie NovacekKarl DaymondToby Stafford-Allen,   ... 
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tom Cairns’ cinematic film of Bernstein’s chamber opera features a young and vibrant cast, set in the Fifties. This biting satire on American suburban married life stars Stephanie Novacek as Dinah and Karl Daymond as Sam, facing a serious communication breakdown – he is obsessed with his achievements in
Read more work and sport; she seeks escapism via therapy and the magical world of the latest movie release, Trouble in Tahiti. Inspired by jazz and American musical comedy, the score is a path-breaking fusion of lyric art with popular entertainment.

2003 d'Or de l'Annee award from Diapason magazine

Winner at the Vienna TV Awards, April 2002. The jury citation - "We were impressed by the originality and the style using archive footage intercut with the story. Great camera work and imaginative sets."

Nominated for a 2004 Grammy - Best Long Form Music Video

Dinah: Stephanie Novacek
Sam: Karl Daymond
Gardener (trio): Tom Randle
Milkman (trio): Toby Stafford-Allen
Female (trio): Mary Hegarty
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Choreographer: Amir Hosseinpour
Director: Tom Cairns

Extra features include:
* Introduction to “Trouble in Tahiti”
* ‘Not particularly romantic’, an interview with Humphrey Burton, Leonard Bernstein’s biographer
* ‘A very testing piece’, an interview with conductor Paul Daniel
* Illustrated booklet with biographies in English, French and German.

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Works on This Recording

Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Mary Hegarty (Soprano), Stephanie Novacek (Mezzo Soprano), Karl Daymond (Baritone),
Toby Stafford-Allen (Baritone), Tom Randle (Tenor)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 

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