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Sexy Beast
With a bold new take on Andre Previn's operatic adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire, Austin Lyric Opera has a remarkable opportunity to lead the operatic pack and show the world the stuff it's made of.
"...and insanity in New Orleans as adapted by composer Andre Previn, and especially the groundbreaking new version that he..."

Jan. 18, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Streetcar Named Desire
In Austin Lyric Opera's production of the opera A Streetcar Named Desire, director Brad Dalton and his design team translate the unsettled mental state of Blanche Dubois into literal elements of the setting, creating a distorted, exaggerated, haunted work.
"...name, adapted from the Tennessee Williams play by composer Andre Previn and librettist Philip Littell. Stage director Brad Dalton..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Sergei's Big Score
Austin Symphony conductor Peter Bay has tremendous regard for both Sergei Prokofiev's score and Sergei Eisenstein's images for the 1938 film Alexander Nevsky, and as he prepares for a live performance of the score as the film is being shown, he talks about this remarkable fusion of image and music and what's involved in performing it live.
"...conscientious. "The first person ever to do it was Andre Previn," Bay says. "Now, this is someone who has..."

May 23, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Onstage Works of Wonder in 2002
Austin Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires delivers his list of the Top 10 most memorable productions in the performing arts for 2002.
"...distorted sets, David Nancarrow's sumptuous colored lights, and composer Andre Previn's stark, spiky score. Bold choices by director Brad..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Starry Eyes
Roky Erickson's monumental comeback
"...prestigious Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under the direction of André Previn. Sumner was reaping the benefits of life as a..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Song of Life on Death Row
How Dead Man Walking came to be an opera -- and to be produced in Austin before almost every other city in the world -- reveals the great risks and rewards in developing new works for the modern operatic stage.
"...Tree. Last year it was the fourth to stage Andre Previn's adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire. Now, it..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
A weekly rundown of the latest news in Austin's visual and performing arts scene
"...by Carlisle Floyd and A Streetcar Named Desire by Andre Previn were warmly received by the press and helped..."

Oct. 11, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Final Flowering
With Cold Sassy Tree, distinguished composer Carlisle Floyd crafts an opera to crown his lengthy career.
"...new work is continuing with the recent premieres of Andre Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire, William Bolcom's A View..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Dancing About Architecture
The Jr. Files
"...with a group of other celebs including Bill Cosby, Andre Previn, and Shirley Temple Black. In an announcement regarding..."

Aug. 28, 1998 Music Column by Ken Lieck

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