affection for Bob, the vagabond bum. The other popular aria is "Bob's Bedroom Aria," where Bob contemplates hitting the road again. The opera was premiered on NBC on April 22, 1939, and was first staged in Philadelphia on February 11, 1941. Menotti is perhaps best known for his Christmas opera, the first written specifically for television, entitled Amahl and the Night Visitors.
Artists performing in Trouble in Tahiti and The Old Maid and the Thief include Brooke Clark Gibson of Garland, Brian B. Carter of Austin, Jonathan Morales of Granbury, Kyle T. Jones of Arlington, Shannah Pace of Carrollton, and SMU student Audra Scott. Trouble in Tahiti/The Old Maid and the Thief is directed by Michael Chadwick of Garland, and conducted by Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of Dallas.
Trouble in Tahiti/The Old Maid and the Thief is made possible by a grant from The 500, Inc.
The Tender Land
The Tender Land was inspired by James Agee's book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, an account of a journey through the rural South during the Depression by Agee and his companion, the photographer Walker Evans. The famous and beautiful quintet “The Promise of Living” is an operatic experience that shouldn’t be missed.
Artists performing in The Tender Land include Elizabeth Racheva of Dallas, Megan Meister of Richardson, Brandon and Brooke Gibson of Garland, Scott Quinn of Tyler, Jonathan Morales of Granbury, Jennifer White of Rowlett, Erin Richard of Garland, and SMU student William Perry. The Tender Land is directed by Michael Chadwick of Garland, and conducted by Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of Dallas.
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