Florida Grand Opera: A Streetcar Named Desire

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January 22 – 25, 2022


Ziff Ballet Opera House

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Ages 13+

Florida Grand Opera presents A Streetcar Named Desire
by Andre Previn

“Stella, Stella!” is 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 will leave with you with so much more.

Set in New Orleans in the late 1940s, A Streetcar Named Desire spins a tightening web around three classic characters: Blanche DuBois, a troubled former schoolteacher; her sister, Stella; and Stella’s husband, Stanley. When Blanche leaves her home in a small Mississippi town to move in with the couple, her insecurity, indiscreet sexual behavior, drinking and terror of losing her fading Southern-belle beauty create a cataclysmic scenario that threatens to destroy everyone in its path.

Filled with soaring melodies and an orchestral score that puts you right in the middle of New Orleans during a hot summer, A Streetcar Named Desire is a contemporary verismo masterpiece.

Photo Courtesy of Hawai'i Opera Theatre.

Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety
The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, masks and proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test are required. Guests may volunteer proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative test. Learn more here. This event will be seated at full capacity. We will also maintain enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticketholders and updated regularly at arshtcenter.org/covid-19. 


Online ticket sales are no longer available for this performance. Tickets may still be available in person at the box office or by calling 305.949.6722.