Tulsa Opera Offers Andre Previn's "A Streetcar Named Desire"
On this edition of ST, we speak with the highly regarded theatrical director David Schweizer, who's currently in town to direct Tulsa Opera's staging of Andre Previn's "A Streetcar Named Desire" (happening on Friday the 4th and Sunday the 6th). As noted of this special, much-anticipated production at the Tulsa Opera website: "Andre Previn's 'A Streetcar Named Desire' is a faithful retelling of Tennessee Williams's 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 heart-rending 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.... 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."