Tulsa Opera presents André Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire
Tulsa Performing Arts Centre - Chapman Theatre.
Destitute and distraught, Blanche seeks refuge with her sister Stella and brother-in-law Stanley in the sweltering French Quarter of New Orleans. Blanche soon clashes with Stanley, and he sets out to expose her as an utterly ruined woman – revelations that break her spirit and complete her final descent into madness.
Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire is a faithful retelling of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Southern Gothic, bringing the story that launched the career of Marlon Brando to life with a melodic, jazz-inflected score filled with heartrending singing. Soprano Caroline Worra makes a much anticipated Tulsa Opera debut as Blanche DuBois and Jordan Shanahan debuts as Stanley Kowalski. Sarah Jane McMahon debuts as Stella Kowalski and James Callon returns as Harold Mitchell. Acclaimed theater and opera director, and personal associate of Tennessee Williams, David Schweizer debuts as stage director. Sets are a co-production of San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program, Opera Santa Barbara and Kentucky Opera. Artistic Director Kostis Protopapas conducts the Tulsa Opera Orchestra.