20:00 hrs. Teatro Degollado
10:00 hrs. Teatro Degollado
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Blanche Dubois: Irasema Terrazas, soprano
Stanley Kowalski: Enrique Ángeles, baritone
Stella Kowalski: Adriana Valdés, soprano
Harold Mitchell: Rogelio Marín, tenor
Newspaper Collector: Jaime Castro, tenor
The Mexican: Linda Saldaña, mezzo-soprano
Eunice Hubbel: Lydia Rendón, mezzo-soprano
Steve Hubbel: Ricardo Castrejón, tenor
The Doctor: Marco Talavera
The Nurse: Norma Arredondo
Dorian Wilson, Musical Director
Ragnar Conde, Stage Director
Luis Manuel Aguilar “Mosco”, Set designer
Gabriel Ancira, Costume designer
Carlos Arce, Lighting designer
Rogelio Bonilla, Rehearsal Pianist
Pamela Garduño, Executive Producer
André Previn, A Streetcar Named Desire
Libretto by Philip Littell (based on the original theatrical work by Tennessee Williams)
“A Streetcar Named Desire” is the operatic version of the original theatrical work by the same name by Tennessee Williams, one of the most important icons of American culture in the twentieth century. Blanche DuBois, an attractive woman in her 30’s, visits her sister, who is married to a working-class Polish immigrant. Right from the opening scene, the audience percieves the clash of different worlds: on one hand, the incipient post-Depression working class, pushy and intimidatingly objective; on the other, the fallen upper crust, lost in dreams and fantasies of a former life never to return. Little by little, as each scene progresses (with great realism and dramatic content), the secrets of this beautiful but unbalanced woman are revealed: hidden behind a sophisticated image of noblesse are alcoholism, deaths, mental illness, homosexuality, corruption of minors and prostitution, just to name a few...The entire work becomes a battlefield whose characters are at the mercy of their desires and circumstances, in a war in which only the strongest can survive.
In Mexico, Tennessee Williams` original theatrical work has been presented on various occasions since 1948 and has been etched in the public`s memory, no doubt with the help of the cinematic version featuring Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando. However, the controversial and on-target operatic version has not yet been presented in any Latin American country, so this is virgin territory and an opportunity to stage a fresh, new work, one that will prove to be vocally, musically, and theatrically challenging for all of its participants.
With the goal of introducing works that bring opera "closer to home" for its spectators, Escenia Ensamble will be in charge of the Latin American premiere of Andrè Previn`s “A Streetcar Named Desire”, in the City of Guadalajara`s Teatro Degollado, with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco directed by Dorian Wilson, Friday, January 27th and Sunday, January 29th, 2017. Later, the same work will be presented in Mexico City`s Teatro de la Ciudad “Esperanza Iris”, Friday, March 24th and Sunday, March 26th, under the baton of Musical Director Christian Gohmer.
This project is underwritten by the Sixth Edition of the grant “México en Escena”, and backed by the prestigious Merola Opera Program from San Francisco, California.
Friday, January 27, 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 29, 6:00 PM
Opera 2017, Teatro Degollado