Superstar Renée Fleming returns to Los Angeles in a role created for her extraordinary talents! 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. 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.
Presented in a semi-staged concert production, A Streetcar Named Desire is conducted by Patrick Summers leading the LA Opera Orchestra.
“Streetcar is rich with color, by turns lush, frantic, heartbreaking, even funny.... Though 20th century operas tend to be short on arias, Streetcar includes two showstoppers for Blanche.” (Newsweek)
“A genuine and wholly accessible hit, one sure to remain in the repertory of the world’s opera companies for a great many years.” (The Wall Street Journal)
Semi-staged concert presentation. Mature subject matter; parental discretion advised.
Sunday, May 18 at 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 21 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 24 at 7:30pm