March 8, 2013

The Post’s review of the opera “A Streetcar Named Desire” [“The Virginia Opera’s ‘Streetcar’: Music’s on track, if not the staging,” Style, March 4] stated that Blanche DuBois was “increasingly demented and faux-gentile.” Who knew that her psychological problems stemmed from concealing her Jewishness? What an interesting subtext to Tennessee Williams’s tormented heroine.

Judith Judson, Arlington