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Which Opera Do Opera Singers Think Is The Greatest Ever Written?

BBC Music Magazine took a poll of 172 prominent singers, including the likes of Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, and Bryn Terfel. You've almost certainly heard of the top choice, but it may surprise you (meaning it's not by Verdi, Puccini, or Wagner); it got more than twice as many votes as the runner-up. (What made […]

A steamy date in Snape

Spent most of yesterday driving to and from Aldeburgh with the OH to experience a very special night of Strauss and Elgar at the Snape Proms. Renée Fleming sang the Strauss Four Last Songs and the programme was topped and tailed with his Till Eulenspiegel and Elgar's Symphony No.1. Show More Summary

Kennedy Center Report Card: Deborah Rutter

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

While she has appointed rapper/producer Q-Tip, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and opera singer Renée Fleming as artistic advisers, more than a dozen senior executives and artistic leaders have resigned or been let go.

TV This Week, May 28-June 3: 'Free State of Jones,' 'Still Star-Crossed' and more

SUNDAY Superstar soprano Renée Fleming and Irish tenor Ronan Tynan are among the performers for this year’s “National Memorial Day Concert.” Joe Mantegna and Laurence Fishburne host the 28th annual telecast from Washington, D.C. 8 p.m. KOCE Host Jeremy Wade wades into his last river in search...

Opera and Broadway have a fruitful relationship. If only opera fans understood it.

Renée Fleming’s upcoming “Carousel,” and the many ways that Broadway fosters opera.

Watch Renée Fleming Take Her Final Bow In 'Der Rosenkavalier'

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The standing ovation shook the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday afternoon, with confetti made from ripped-up programs cascading down from the theater’s highest balcony as a bouquet of pink roses was tossed to the stage. Renée Fleming, the star soprano, had just bid farewell to one of her signature roles — the Marschallin in Richard Strauss’s […]

A second Rosenkavalier farewell at the Met

4 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Amid the ovations for Renée Fleming, who had sung her last Marschallin, musicians in the Met orchestra were saying goodbye with a tear or two to second horn Michelle Reed Baker, who is retiring. Michelle has been a popular member of the orchestra since 1990.   photo: David Krauss  

Watch Renée Fleming Take Her Final Bow in ‘Der Rosenkavalier’

4 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

In a moment broadcast live worldwide, the superstar soprano bid farewell to a signature role, closing a chapter in her storied career.

Renée Fleming is a Mensch

4 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Before the last night of Rosenkavalier, the diva sent a package of goodies to the Met orchestra musicians, together with a letter thanking them for their collaboration across many years.   She did the same, too, for the chorus. That’s class.   Right-click on the letter to enlarge in new window.  

Arts Alliance Illinois to honor Renee Fleming

Arts Alliance Illinois will honor the opera star Renee Fleming with the inaugural Creative Voice Award, it was announced Tuesday. Fleming, a creative consultant at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, will accept the award at the Fifth Annual Benefit Luncheon for her artistic, educational and developmental...

Review: Opera Matters, and the Met Just Threw a Party to Prove It

4 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming and Anna Netrebko were among the stars of a sprawling concert on Sunday that made a case for opera’s importance.

T’would be a sacrilege to sing at another door

4 months agoArts : Parterre Box

"Did you ever have the feeling that you wanted to go, and then you had the feeling that you wanted to stay?"  This soul-searching question is likely running through the mind of Renée Fleming.

Done With Opera (Sort Of) Renée Fleming Heads To Broadway

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"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 […]

Renée Fleming PR latest: She wants to be Katherine Jenkins

5 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

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.

American opera star takes on “America’s answer to opera.”

Renée Fleming will try her hand at a Broadway musical — on Broadway.

Soprano Nadine Sierra Wins $50K Richard Tucker Award

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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)

Top Posts From AJBlogs 04.17.17

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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 […]

'Carousel' to Broadway in 2018 with Jessie Mueller, Josh Henry and Renee Fleming

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...

A ‘Carousel’ Revival Promises Stars, Onstage and Off

5 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The cast includes Jessie Mueller, Joshua Henry and Renée Fleming, while New York City Ballet’s Justin Peck will choreograph.

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