NAU Opera presents ‘Trouble in Tahiti’

Trouble in Tahiti! on stage

NAU Opera will stage back-to-back performances of Leonard Bernstein’s one-act play “Trouble in Tahiti” at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Prochnow Auditorium.

The opera, considered a light-hearted satire of suburban and family life, provides a glimpse into a day in the life of Sam and Dinah, an unhappily married couple living and raising a child in “Anywhere U.S.A.”

Directed by Eric Gibson, associate professor of practice in the School of Music, two versions of the opera will be staged—one in 1952, the year of the composer, and another in present day. The music, conducted by Sarah Harrell, a graduate teaching assistant, derives from American vernacular roots.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and NAU faculty and staff. Children and NAU students with an I.D. are free. Tickets are available online or by calling (928) 523-5661. Free parking is available in the High Country Conference Center garage.

For information, contact Eric Gibson at