The opera version of the famous 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning play “A Streetcar Named Desire” will be performed at the Teatro Degollado at the end of January.
Composed by André Previn with a libretto by Philip Littell, the work received its premiere at the San Francisco Opera in October 1998. It has quickly developed into one of the most widely played contemporary operas.
The opera will feature soprano Irasema Terrazas in the lead role as Blanche Dubois. The secondary parts will be played by a mix of talented and up-and-coming Mexican singers. The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra will be led by U.S. conductor Dorian Wilson. Ragnar Conde is the scenic director.
The production is supported by the federal government’s “México en Escena” program, as well as the Merola Opera Program, a world-renowned opera training and performance program for promising young artists closely associated with San Francisco Opera.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, January, 27, 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 29, 6 p.m. Tickets have yet to go on sale; prices unknown at press time.