Friday August 17, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Dal ton native mezzo-soprano Elaina Pullano is playing Dinah in Hubbard Hall Opera The ater's Select Conservatory production of "Trouble in Tahiti" tonight and Saturday evening at 8 at Hubbard Hall's Freight Depot Theater, 25 E. Main St.

Leonard Bernstein's "Trou ble in Tahiti" is half of a two-opera evening. The other half is Sullivan & Burnand's "Cox and Box."

The shows will be directed by Jason Dolmetsch, and musically directed and accompanied by Elizabeth Bonomo.

Tickets are pay-what-you-will, due to sponsorship by The Golub Foundation and The Vermont Country Store.

"Trouble in Tahiti" is about the ups and downs of a marriage against a 1950s suburban background.

In "Cox and Box," an old soldier has a scheme to get double rent from a single room. His unsuspecting tenants are Mr. Cox, a hatter who works by day, and Mr. Box, a printer who works by night.

Pullano will be a sophomore at Williams College, with a double major in biology and music. She began her solo career at age 13 and has been performing since then in various choirs and competitions. She currently studies with Keith Kibler at Williams and privately with Claude Corbeil of Stockbridge.

Also performing are soprano C. Paige Porter, tenor Alex ander Canovas, bass baritone Jeffrey Martin, baritone Josh ua Gurwitz and tenor Julian Ramos.


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