A Play into film then into an opera

It is common knowledge that the famous Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire became a motion picture not to long after it’s theatre performance.  It included most of the same actors from the play in the film version; Marlon Brando and Kim Hunter.  However not many know of the opera version that was first performed San Francisco Opera in 1998.  It starred Renee Fleming in the star role as Blanche.  The music was composed by Andre Previn.

This opera will be performed by the LA Opera in May.  It is an opera that many would not want to miss.  If you are interested in opera and love the story here is a link to the LA Opera for more information.

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