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Sat July 6, 2013
Lyric Opera of Chicago: Renee Fleming In Previn's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, July 6, 1 PM
“Who wants real? I know I don’t want it. I want magic!” Blanche DuBois—the fading southern belle who retreats into fantasy to escape from the brutal reality in which she’s forced to live. She’s a wounded, haughty, vulnerable, delusional misfit—a woman who won’t face the sensual side of herself and yet always succumbs to it. And when she moves in with her sister Stella and her sexually ruthless husband Stanley—worlds explode.
Blanche is one of the great parts for any actress, immortalized in the famous Tennessee Williams play, later on film, and now in opera. Experience the magnificent Renée Fleming in the role that was composed especially for her by André Previn, one of America’s iconic musicians. You want magic? Here it is.
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Andre Previn: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Saturday, July 6, 1 to 5 pm
Blanche Dubois: Renee Fleming
Stella Kowalski: Susannah Phillips
Stanley Kowalski: Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Harold "Mitch" Mitchell: Anthony Dean Griffey
Conductor: Evan Rogister
Lyric Opera Orchestra