Renée Fleming will return to Los Angeles Opera later this season in a production of André Previn's "A Streetcar Named Desire," which is scheduled to run for three performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on May 18, 21 and 24, 2014.
The production will mark the first time that Fleming has performed in an opera for the company since her 2006 role in "La Traviata." (She has appeared in recitals for L.A. Opera in the interim.)
Fleming, who plays Blanche DuBois in the adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play, first performed in the role in 1998 at San Francisco Opera. Earlier this year she performed the opera in semi-staged versions at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
The production that will be seen at the Dorothy Chandler in May will be the same semi-staged version, with the performers sharing the stage with the orchestra. Bass-baritone Ryan McKinny will play Stanley Kowalski and soprano Stacey Tappan will play Stella. Tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, who originated the role of Harold "Mitch" Mitchell in 1998, will reprise the role in L.A.