Steven LaBrie Withdraws from ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at Florida Grand Opera

By Francisco Salazar

Steven LaBrie has withdrawn from the Flordia Grand Opera’s production of “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

The baritone was forced to cancel the upcoming production as he will be joining Il Divo on tour over the month of February.

As a result, the role of Stanley Kowalski will be performed by Hadleigh Adams.

In a statement the FGO’s CEO and general director Susan T. Danis said, “These decisions are not easy to make, and everyone has to do what is best for them. We wish Steven the very best. The silver lining is that we get to see Hadleigh months earlier than we anticipated. Hadleigh is an excellent musician, quick study, and an impeccable artist. We know he will be a formidable Stanley and can’t wait to see what he does with the role.”

“A Streetcar Named Desire” is set to star Elizabeth Caballero, Rebecca Krynski Cox, Nicholas Huff, Stephanie Doche, Amanda Olea, David Margulis, and Charles Calotta. Gregory Buchalter conducts the production by Jeffrey Buchman. The opera is set to be presented from Jan. 22 to Feb. 5 in both Miami and Fort Lauderdale.