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Strike while the irony is hot

At last the future plans of America’s Most Beloved Semi-Retired People’s Diva have been revealed! Renée Fleming (right) will return to the Metropolitan Opera in 2019 for the world premiere of an opera with libretto by Mark Adamo and music by Jake Heggie

The new piece, still untitled, is based on the FX series Feud, and will feature Fleming as “Bette Davis.” She is pictured here with her collaborators in the venture, mezzo Elina Garanca (“Joan Crawford”) and stage director Robert Carsen, who will play the non-singing role of “Mamacita.”

  • southerndoc1

    And Gunther Groissbock in a cameo appearance as Victor Buono.

    • La Cieca

      I see him more as Jack Warner.

      • I see him more as Hedda Hopper

        • Sue Harvey Harrison

          Anthony Roth Costanza for Hedda Hopper; Kevin Burdette for Jack Warner.
          But who’ll teach Renee how to do Bette Davis?

          • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

            “What a du-uu-uuuuu-uu-ump!”

    • Cameron Kelsall

      Tony Griffey was born to sing Victor Buono.

  • Peter

    Hasn’t April Fool’s Day already passed?

    • La Cieca

      At parterre, every day is April Fool’s Day.

      • berkeleygirl

        For the win!

  • I understand that this is not an April Fools joke but the part about Fleming playing Bette Davis is, right? RIGHT?