September 19, 1998 | San Francisco Opera
A Streetcar Named Desire
Composer:André Previn
Librettist:Philip Littell
Synopsis
Based on Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 play, set in New Orleans. Blanche DuBois, a fragile, aging southern beauty concealing an unsavory past behind an aristocratic facade, meets her downfall at the hands of her crudely-sensual brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski.


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Opera IdahoA Streetcar Named Desire4/6/2018 - 4/8/2018
Hawaii Opera TheatreA Streetcar Named Desire1/27/2017 - 1/31/2017
Opera San JoséA Streetcar Named Desire4/16/2016 - 5/1/2016
Tulsa OperaA Streetcar Named Desire3/4/2016 - 3/6/2016
Opera Santa BarbaraA Streetcar Named Desire4/24/2015 - 4/26/2015
Kentucky OperaA Streetcar Named Desire2/13/2015 - 2/15/2015
Virginia OperaA Streetcar Named Desire2/2/2013 - 3/10/2013
Opera AustraliaA Streetcar Named Desire8/8/2007 - 8/14/2007
Austin OperaA Streetcar Named Desire1/18/2002 - 1/21/2002
San Diego Opera AssociationA Streetcar Named Desire4/4/2000 - 4/30/2000
San Francisco OperaA Streetcar Named Desire9/9/1998 - 10/10/1998


OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
New Works Exploration Grants2014
The Next Stage1998
Opera for a New America 1994

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
02:45

Number of Acts
3

Musical Style
Contemporary idiom with some jazz influences

Vocal & Musical Forces
2 Sopranos, 2 Mezzo-Sopranos, 2 Tenors, 2 Baritones

Original Cast
Renee Fleming/Susannah Glanville (Blanche DuBois)
Elizabeth Futral/Peggy Kriha Dye (Stella Kowalski)
Rodney Gilfrey/David Okerlund (Stanley Kowalski)
Anthony Dean Griffey/Jay Hunter Morris (Mitch)
Judith Forst (Eunice Hubbell)
Matthew Lord (Steve Hubbell)
Luis Oropeza (Pablo Gonzales)
Jeffrey Lentz (A Young Collector)
Josepha Gayer (A Mexican) Woman)
Ray Reinhardt (A Doctor)
Lynne Soffer (A Nurse)


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