Trouble in Tahiti


Cape Town Opera made its debut at the Fugard Theatre with this touring production of Trouble in Tahiti, which starred Violina Anguelov and was directed by Matthew Wild.

The story is set over seven scenes with a trio of jazz singers providing the background and plot of each stage in music reminiscent of the 1950s advertising jingles. Bernstein himself described this trio as a Greek Chorus born of radio commercials. As a day in suburbia unravels, the audience sees Sam and Dinah, each trapped in their own worlds, each living a life no more real than the Technicolor advertisements surrounding them.


First performance
15 August 2012

Final performance
18 August 2012

Main Theatre

Original Cast

Violina Anguelov

Thato Machona

Arline Jaftha

Nonhlanhla Yende

Lukhanyo Moyake

Owen Metsileng

Monde Masimini

Creative team

Directed by
Matthew Wild

Designed by
Tina Driedijk