A Streetcar Named Desire Los Angeles – 2014 Concert Schedule
Your favorite characters from A Streetcar Named
Desire have been adapted into an award-winning opera, and this is your chance to experience the dramatic tale in a new format.
The Tennessee Williams story has been translated beautifully into an opera by Andre Previn and Philip Little, and you don't
want to miss this production as it heads to Los Angeles' Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Audiences and critics have been transfixed
by the story of the Southern belle Blanche DuBois and her dark past. For a night full of drama, romance, and heartbreak, head
over to StubHub today to get your tickets to see A Streetcar Named Desire at Los Angeles' Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
About A Streetcar Named Desire Los Angeles
Based on the 1947 play written by Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar
Named Desire has now been adapted as an opera by Andre Previn and Philip Littell. This stunning opera was created in 1995,
and premiered at the San Francisco Opera on September 19, 1998 and ran until October 11, 1998. It was subsequently performed
in New Orleans, San Diego, Washington, Los Angeles, Austin, Virginia, and Chicago, and also various places in Europe, including
the Opéra National du Rhin in France, London, Dublin, Vienna, Sydney, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, and Melbourne.
Streetcar Named Desire's composer Andre Previn is also an award winning composer and pianist. He is the recipient of the Austrian
and German Cross of Merit and the Glenn Gould Prize. In addition, Previn also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from
the Kennedy Center, and the London Achievement Award from The Recording Academy. Previn has also received several Grammy awards
for his recordings, including the concerto Anne-Sophie. He frequently works with the New York Philharmonic and the Boston
Symphony Orchestra, and he is the winner of four Academy Awards for writing the scores for Gigi, Porgy & Bess, Irma la
Douce, and My Fair Lady.
Renee Fleming is reprising her famous role as Blanche DuBois for the Los Angeles production
of A Streetcar Named Desire. With stunning vocal performances and beautiful musical accompaniment, viewers will get to follow
the story of Blanche DuBois, who moves into her sister's apartment, creating tension with her brother in law. Blanche's world
soon spirals out of control as the dark truths of her past are revealed. With Bass-baritone Ryan McKinny playing Stanley Kowalski,
soprano Stacey Tappan as Stella, tenor Anthony Dean Griffey as Blanche's suitor Mitch, and Renee Fleming returning to her
role as Blanche DuBois, this opera is full of drama, steamy undertones, and heartbreak.
Actor Ryan McKinny will play
Stanley Kowalski alongside Renee Fleming. He has previously appeared in Otello, The Broken Jug, La Traviata, and The Barber
of Seville and Tamerlano. This talented bass-baritone vocalist also played Lieutenant Ratcliff in Billy Budd at the Metropolitan
Opera, Jochanaan in Salome at New Orleans Opera, and Hercules in Alceste at Oper Leipzig. Ryan McKinny, Renee Fleming, and
the rest of the talented cast will bring the story of A Streetcar Named Desire to life with incredible intensity. You won't
be able to take your eyes off the stage as the dramatic and heartbreaking story of Blanche DuBois unfolds.
Streetcar Named Desire Los Angeles Breakthrough
A Streetcar Named Desire made its premiere in San Francisco in 1998,
and audiences were swept away with the tumultuous tale of Blanche DuBois. The rich story captivated fans, and the opera earned
composer Andre Previn a Grand Prix du Disque award. A Streetcar Named Desire was also successful in its play form, earning
the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 1948 New York Drama Critics' Circle Best Play, the 1992 Theater World Award for Best
Actress in a Play, and the 2010 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Play.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Los Angeles Trivia
Did you know that the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion offers complimentary pre-opera talks?
can join other opera lovers at the complimentary pre-opera talks in the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler
Pavilion. About one hour before the performance starts, a panel of speakers will present an engaging talk on A Streetcar Named
The dramatic and emotionally charged story of A Streetcar Named Desire has already
captured the hearts of critics and fans alike. If you're a fan of the original play, then you're going to love the opera adapted
from the same story. With the superstar Renee Fleming reprising her famous role as Blanche DeBois and Ryan McKinny as Stanley
Kowalski, you won't want to miss a minute of this tumultuous tale. To experience everything that A Streetcar Named Desire
has to offer, visit StubHub today to see this captivating opera at Los Angeles' Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. But don't wait
– tickets for this popular opera are sure to go fast!