"At a time when opera houses are more and more trying their hand at presenting musicals (the bone of contention among opera-lovers is whether this is a great thing or a betrayal of the art form), “Carousel” is one of the musicals most often cited as quasi-operatic. Indeed, the role of Nettie Fowler, which Fleming […]
The publicity juggernaut that has accompanied the diva’s present run at the Met has just sprouted a new shoot. Apparently, she is going to sing Carousel on Broadway in 2018. Just like Katherine Jenkins at ENO. Sort of.
Renée Fleming will try her hand at a Broadway musical — on Broadway.
The 28-year-old Florida native was the youngest winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Marilyn Horne Foundation Vocal Competition. Among her predecessors as Tucker Award winners are Renée Fleming, Christine Goerke, Joyce DiDonato, Matthew Polenzani, Lawrence Brownlee, Michael Fabiano, and Jamie Barton. (includes video)
The Met’s new Rosenkavalier: Hello Robert Carsen, goodbye (maybe) to Renée Fleming So personal is the relationship between Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier and its admirers that the arrival of a new production at the Metropolitan Opera is like having your living room redecorated: It has to happen every so often but disrupts your inner and outer […]
Three artists with strong connections to Chicago at the center of a planned spring 2018 revival of "Carousel," the much-beloved musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Jessie Mueller, a longtime Chicago actress turned Broadway star, will play Julie Jordan, opposite Joshua Henry, who...
The cast includes Jessie Mueller, Joshua Henry and Renée Fleming, while New York City Ballet’s Justin Peck will choreograph.
Take a Tony winner, a guy touring in "Hamilton," and Renée Fleming, and what do you get? A revival of "Carousel," of course.
The classic musical Carousel is set to return to Broadway with an amazing cast attached! Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller will play Julie Jordan alongside Tony nominee Joshua Henry as Billy Bigelow. Opera singer Renee Fleming will play Nettie Fowler. Jessie is best known for playing Carole King in the musical Beautiful and originating the [...]
One of the biggest theatrical risks that Richard Strauss and his librettist, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, took in crafting the structure of their most popular opera, “Der Rosenkavalier,” was to allow their principal character, the Marschallin...Show More Summary
Robert Carsen updates “Der Rosenkavalier,” Strauss’s embrace of Viennese nostalgia, to just before the start of World War I.
But enough about Renée Fleming's farewell.
All right, so Renée Fleming says she's not retiring from opera at the moment, and who should know better than she herself?
The diva gets on the phone to NPR: ‘I never said that I was stepping away from the opera stage for good. Never, never, never did I say that to anybody,’ Fleming insisted in a phone conversation from her home in New York City earlier today. ‘I think it misleads people,’ she added. ‘They sort […]
"I never said that I was stepping away from the opera stage for good. Never, never, never did I say that to anybody," Fleming insisted in a phone conversation from her home in New York City earlier today. "I think it misleads people," she added. "They sort of imagine that I'm an opera singer and […]
Renée Fleming is taking her final bow.The soprano stars in “Der Rosenkavalier” at the Metropolitan Opera, but, come May 13, she’ll say farewell to staged opera. The 58-year-old won't stop singing altogether, but she told The New York Times that she will change her focus. Show More Summary
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It hasn't been said officially, but it's widely rumored that her upcoming run as the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier at the Met will be her final appearance in staged opera. Charles McGrath talks to one of her closest friends, her college voice teacher, a former manager, a former publicist, Met General Manager Peter Gelb, and […]
With her art form in crisis, the soprano prepares for a poignant farewell at the Met. But she has a second act in mind.
The New York Times announces today that the American diva’s last Rosenkavalier at the Met on May 13 will also be her farewell to opera. Ms Fleming is 58, the same age as her mentor Leontyne Price was when she called it quits. She has been quietly winding down her opera commitments for several years. The […]