Brief Encounter broadcast
On December 5, WFMT Radio Network broadcasts Brief Encounter, André Previn's intimate and heartfelt new opera, from the Houston Grand Opera's May 2009 premiere, Patrick Summers conducting. Tune in if you're near one of the network stations. If not, catch the webstream on your computer or smartphone.
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December 5 - WFMT
Music by André Previn
Libretto by John Caird
Based on the play "Still Life" and the screenplay to the 1945 film "Brief Encounter," both by Noël Coward
A Streetcar Named Desire
Also this month, Opera Australia presents Bruce Beresford's sell-out production of Previn's first opera, A Streetcar Named Desire. It runs for four performances, in Melbourne, December 2 - 12.
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"In Brief Encounter, he hooks you with a melody, turns it on its sideand moves on, measure after measure feeling like a brief but significant encounter. The opera will last."
Los Angeles Times
Laura (Elizabeth Futral) and Alec (Nathan Gunn) in the world premiere, photo by Felix Sanchez, Houston Grand Opera;
Previn photo by Lillian Birnbaum