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André Previn - A Streetcar Named Desire

From the San Francisco Opera 1998
World Premier Performance
Music by André Previn / Libretto by Philip Littell
Based on the play by Tennessee Williams
Running Time: 167 min
Menu languages: GB, D, F, SP
Subtitle languages: D, F
Region Code: 2,5
Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Sel. No. 100 138 PAL

The main highlight of André Previn's previous composing work was his production of the opera A Streetcar Named Desire which was adapted from the successful play of the same name by Tennessee Williams, and first performed on 19 September 1998 at the Opera House in San Francisco. Previn wrote the catchy music to the dramatic plot which revealed his experience as a film composer. The music is mostly tonal and features a melodic charm and a gentle character. André Previn's first opera is a gripping conversion of the scenic and acoustic local atmosphere of the glorious nation. The wildly acclaimed opera by Previn mainly thrives on the scenic and musical presence of the four main actors. Renee Fleming brought a Blanche on the stage who makes her sad way between being lost in dreams and succumbing to the solace of alcohol.

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