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Boheme Opera NJ kicks off milestone 30th anniversary season

On Sunday, October 28th at 3:00pm, Boheme Opera NJ celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of composer/conductor, Leonard Bernstein.

The Bernstein Centennial will be presented at Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall, The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road in Ewing, NJ.

In the first half, Boheme presents his one-act opera composed in 1952, “Trouble in Tahiti.”

Set in contemporary times, it portrays a married couple in a deteriorating relationship.

Bernstein pokes fun at the myth of ideal suburban life and American popular culture.

The title stems from a movie that is typical of Hollywood escapism.

  The second half of the program is comprised of selections from Bernstein’s Candide, his Mass and iconic West Side Story.

Starring in “Trouble in Tahiti” are rising stars: mezzo-soprano Amy Maude Helfer as Dinah, bass-baritone William Lee Bryan as her husband, Sam, and as the trio of narrators, soprano Brynn Terry, tenor Errin Brooks and baritone Wayne Hu. 

Tickets for Boheme Opera’s Bernstein Centennial are on sale now at www.bohemeopera.com or at https://tinyurl.com/BONJ-Tahiti, and range from $35 to $50, students $15.

Ask about group rates.

For more information about BONJ’s 30th season, call 609-581-9551 in NJ.