Renee Fleming, center, creative consultant for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, is joined by the opera's music director and principal conductor Sir Andre Davis, and author Ann Patchett during a news ... more 
Renee Fleming, center, creative consultant for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, is joined by the opera's music director and principal conductor Sir Andre Davis, and author Ann Patchett during a news conference Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, in Chicago. The Lyric announced it will premiere "Bel Canto" in 2015, based on best-selling author Patchett's novel of the same name inspired by a hostage crisis in Peru. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By M. Spencer Green
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 5:49 PM EST