You won’t see the regular contingent of gray-haired audience members at Lyric Opera of Chicago on April 5. The renowned opera company is reaching out to young fans with a performance of André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire designed especially for high-school and college students. The one-night-only performance will be a semi-staged version of the opera, with singers Beverly O’ Regan Thiele (Blanche), Kiera Duffy (Stella), David Adam Moore (Stanley), and Scott Ramsay (Mitch). Evan Rogister conducts this presentation, which is directed by Brad Dalton. Student tickets to this event will cost only $20.
“Lyric wants to make opera accessible to all of Chicago,” says Lyric’s general director Anthony Freud. “And what better way to engage our youth than presenting them with an important and popular recent work that’s sure to captivate and enthrall. A Streetcar Named Desire is compelling and very accessible both musically and dramatically. This evening will live in the memory of these young people for many years to come.”
The Student Night presentation is part of Lyric Unlimited, a program which explores how opera can engage with individuals and communities.
The performance takes place at the Civic Opera House (20 N. Wacker Drive) on Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. Student tickets are $20. For further information, call 312.332.2244 or visit lyricopera.org/studentnight.
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