6 May 2014
Evan Rogister Tapped to Conduct LA Opera Performances of Streetcar Named Desire, Replacing Patrick Summers
Los Angeles Opera has announced that Evan Rogister has been tapped to conduct the company's upcoming performances of André Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire. Rogister replaces Patrick Summers, who has reportedly withdrawn from the production owing to a back injury, from which he is expected to recover fully.
Rogister will make his company debut leading the LA Opera performances of Previn's score, which will feature Renée Fleming in the role of Blanche DuBois, bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as Stanley, soprano Stacey Tappan as Stella and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey as Mitch. Brad Dalton directs the production, which will take the stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on May 18, 21 and 24.
Last season, at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Rogister similarly led performances of Streetcar starring Fleming. From 2009 until 2011, he served as Kapellmeister at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he conducted performances of operas that included Die Zauberflöte, La Bohème, Manon Lescaut, Rienzi, Hänsel und Gretel, La Traviata and Carmen; he returned to the company as a guest conductor to lead performances of Otello and Don Giovanni. In 2012, he made his debut at Santa Fe Opera, leading performances Szymanowski's King Roger, and returned to the company last summer to pace the world premiere of Theodore Morrison's Oscar. In February and March, Rogister conducted the East Coast premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's Moby-Dick at Washington National Opera.
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