Composed by André Previn
Libretto by Philip Littell
Based on the play by Tennessee Williams
When beautiful but fragile Blanche Dubois seeks refuge from her shadowy past in the steamy New Orleans home of her sister Stella, she finds suspicion, hostility, and a simmering violence that brings this sultry opera to its disturbing climax.
Last Performed at WNO: May 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30m, June 2, 2004
Kennedy Center Opera House
Sung in English with English supertitles
Production made possible by a generous gift from Mrs. John Timberlake Gibson.
Production partially underwritten by a generous grant from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
Blanche DuBois: Susannah Glanville*/Beverly O’Regan Thiele
Eunice Hubbell: Myrna Paris*
Stella Kowalski: Peggy Kriha Dye*/Heather Buck*
Stanley Kowalski: Teddy Tahu Rhodes*/Mel Ulrich*
Steve Hubbell: Tim Augustin
Harold Mitchell: Anthony Dean Griffey*
Pablo Gonzales: John G. Camp
Conductor: André Previn*/Federico Cortese*
Director: Brad Dalton*
* Washington National Opera Debut
A Streetcar Named Desire photo by Karin Cooper for Washington National Opera.
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