If "A Street Car Named Desire" is any indication, Fresno continues a tradition of outstanding productions by the Fresno Grand Opera. Those of us who knew Tennessee Williams' play only from the film had to be astonished at the depth of the characters and expansive plot of the play itself.
In fairness to the classic film, you couldn't have a bed on a movie set in 1951, let alone one with two people on it.
This new partnership with the Opera Remix Initiative may be just what we need to boost American opera to 21st century cultural relevance. Maybe another "southern Gothic?" Know anyone who could set "True Detective" to music? It did crash HBO.