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A Steetcar

Andre Previn's

A Streetcar
Named Desire

Passionate. Poignant. Provocative.

Tacoma Opera presents André Previn’s operatic adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ iconic play, A Streetcar Named Desire. This thought-provoking portrayal delves into the complexities of stereotypes, psychology, and societal expectations that create deep-rooted prejudices against those who dare to challenge societal norms.


We explore the unraveling of Blanche DuBois, a fading Southern belle whose vulnerability and fragile mental state are exacerbated by the harsh reality of her circumstances. As Previn’s haunting score masterfully weaves jazz, blues, and traditional opera elements, our production sheds light on the tragic consequences of human disbelief and dismissal. 


We are excited to bring A Streetcar Named Desire to the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center in February. The PAEC’s impressive, elegant glass lobby provides the perfect backdrop for gathering with friends before the show or during intermission. Moreover, the PAEC is just 12 minutes from Tacoma’s city theaters and elevates your opera experience with ample free parking.

Streetcar not only marks a high point in Tacoma Opera's season but also heralds the start of Mardi Gras festivities, drawing a parallel with the vibrant culture of New Orleans, where the story is set. Just as Mardi Gras celebrates both revelry and reflection, Tacoma Opera's A Streetcar Named Desire invites audiences to a profound experience that celebrates and contemplates human complexities.


Kathryn Grumley
Blanche DuBois


Allison Pohl


Mark Davies
Stanley Kowalski


Brendan Tuohy


Katie Stevenson


Zachary Fitzgerald

Thomas Harper

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Daren Weisfisch
Principal Conductor

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