Operatic Legacy

In 1942, Greater Miami Opera presented its first performance of Pagliacci at the Miami Senior High School Auditorium. Today, as the Florida Grand Opera, they celebrate their landmark 80th Anniversary Season leading off with a rousing production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

“Stella!”…The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the title A Streetcar Named Desire. However, rest assured that André Previn’s operatic adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ famous play atFlorida Grand Opera will leave with you with so much more. The opera follows the downward spiral of former southern belle Blanche Dubois, who after having experienced a series of personal losses, leaves behind her wealth and privilege and moves into a run-down apartment with her sister and brother-in-law. Filled with soaring melodies and an orchestral score that puts you right in the middle of New Orleans during a hot summer, this latest production is a contemporary verismo masterpiece; Jan. 22-Feb. 5; 800.741.1010;