A streetcar named Desire

(André Previn)


Nominated for Opera XXI Awards (Spain) 2019
and Music Critics Association Awards of Argentina (ACE) 2020

A streetcar named Desire (André Previn)

Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires - Sala principal (Argentina)

Première May 7, 2019

Ópera in three acts (1998) Libretto de Philip Littell. Based on the homonymous work of Tennesse Williams


Blanche lives between reality and fantasy, light and darkness, and this defines her character. Light is the bases for seeing and recognizing, but for her is something threatening. Blanches DuBois lives looking at the past , bounded to everything she has lost: her world is “broken”. Stanley demands her “put the cards on the table” trying to dismantle the mechanism to which she resorts as protection against a threatening present. This mechanism is her masks, her dramatizations, that concealment that exasperates both Stanley and Mitch.

But these dramatizations hold until they are examined closely. Interestingly, Williams compared the character of Blanche DuBois with a moth for its nervous way of moving . Blanche prefers shadows…Light dazzles her, but at the same time atracts her like a moth: it becomes the symbolic translation of her desire, un uncontrolled flutter against which she fights herself and rushes her to death , a symbolic death.

Creative team

Conductor: David Brophy

Director: Rita Cosentino

Set design: Enrique Bordolini

Light design: José Luis Fiorruccio

Costume design: Gino Bogani


Blanche Du Bois: Orla Boylan

Stanley Kowalski: David Adam Moore

Stella Du Bois: Sarah Jane Mc Mahon

Harold “Mitch” Mitchell: Eric Fennell

Eunice Hubbell: Victoria Livengood

Steve Hubbell: Dario Leoncini

Young collector: Pablo Pollitzer

Mexican woman/nurse: Alicia Cecotti

Doctor: Eduardo Montes

Pablo Gonzáles: Joaquín Tolosa

Teatro Colon de Buenos Aires production (Argentina)

A streetcar named Desire (André Previn)


A streetcar named Desire (André Previn)
A streetcar named Desire (André Previn)
A streetcar named Desire (André Previn)
A streetcar named Desire (André Previn)
A streetcar named Desire (André Previn)

Photography: Arnaldo Colombaroli


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