Comédie de Colmar
Opéra, Salle Ponnelle
Opéra Studio de l'Opéra national du Rhin
Chamber music provides a backdrop to the woes of a desperately unhappy couple: Sam is married to his job and Dinah offloads her misery on her psychoanalyst, while a jazz trio are a modern version of the Greek chorus. Five years prior to composing West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein pokes fun at the flipside of the American dream in his one-act opera that premiered in 1952.