Soprano Renee Fleming joins Lyric Opera of Chicago

World renowned soprano Renee Fleming speaks during a news conference after the Lyric Opera of Chicago announced her appointment as a vice president and creative consultant, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. Among Fleming's commitments to the Lyric will be a performance in a staged concert of Andre Previn's "A Streetcar Named Desire" in spring 2013, reprising the Blanche DuBois role she created; an appearance in a production of Strauss' "Capriccio" in autumn 2014; and the curation of a world premiere opera for the 2016 season. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

World renowned soprano Renee Fleming speaks during a news conference after the Lyric Opera of Chicago announced her appointment as a vice president and creative consultant, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. Among Fleming's commitments to the Lyric will be a performance in a staged concert of Andre Previn's "A Streetcar Named Desire" in spring 2013, reprising the Blanche DuBois role she created; an appearance in a production of Strauss' "Capriccio" in autumn 2014; and the curation of a world premiere opera for the 2016 season. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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