A Streetcar Named Desire
WITH UCLA'S MICHAEL HACKETT
Clinging desperately to a masquerade of Southern grace, Blanche DuBois moves into her sister’s cramped apartment, creating all the wrong kinds of sparks with her crude brother-in-law. When dark truths about Blanche’s past begin to emerge, her world comes apart at the seams in a spiral of violence and madness. A faithful adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ classic play, André Previn’s powerful opera evokes a highly charged New Orleans setting. Superstar Renée Fleming returns to Los Angeles in a role created for her extraordinary talents. Bass-baritone Ryan McKinny is the hotheaded Stanley Kowalski, with soprano Stacey Tappan as Stella and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey as Blanche’s guileless suitor Mitch.
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LA Opera: May 17, 2014