Born August 25, 1918, Lawrence, Massachusetts Died October 14, 1990, New York, New York
About Leonard Bernstein
One of the most important American musical figures of the twentieth century, as theater and concert composer, conductor, and writer; Bernstein's musical theater works often merge the worlds of broadway and opera, as in his "Broadway Operetta," Candide. The only works he himself referred to as "operas" were the one-act Trouble in Tahiti and the evening-length work into which he later incorporated it, A Quiet Place.
Trouble in Tahiti, opera in one act Libretto by the composer. June 12, 1952, Waltham, Massachusetts
A Quiet Place (incorporating Trouble in Tahiti), opera in three acts Libretto by Stephen Wadsworth after an original libretto by the composer. June 17, 1983, Houston, Texas