New York City
The Butler Opera Center presents two one act operas: Leonard Cohen’s Trouble in Tahiti and W.A. Mozart’s The Impresario.
Trouble in Tahiti is set in the affluence of a nameless American suburb (the characters at one point name a handful of fairly toney suburbs that it could have been set in), the story shows the disenchantment of Dinah with her philandering husband Sam, who is more interested in his career than in his family. They effect a reconcilement of sorts at the end of the opera, although it is doubtful that it will last.
The Impresario mainly concerns the woes of an impresario as he deals with a troupe of performers, especially the feisty prima donnas.
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