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  • LT: I’ve heard Favero’s Adriana on YT and no way today you would be raving about her if she sang... 9:09 PM
  • Poison Ivy: La mamma morta was good but this was not. I think it’s rather “pitchy̶ 1;:... 8:57 PM
  • zinka: YOU need to run the MET..La Cieca can be an usher….. you write (like James) so beautifullyR... 6:58 PM
  • zinka: Hi>>I am not saying that singers today cannot be superb..BUT who has the “Muzio... 6:56 PM
  • antikitschychick: Don’t know that she necessarily chose him…perhaps he was the most qualified to... 6:40 PM
  • antikitschychick: How wonderful to hear she was so nice and down to earth :-) thanks for sharing your lovely... 6:35 PM
  • antikitschychick: Ivy you’re probably right about the total devotion thing (as you’ve... 6:30 PM
  • SilvestriWoman: I only met her briefly, but Freni was as down to earth as can be. As I waited for a coaching... 6:24 PM
  • Camille: Gracias, NPW. Very interesting to hear Mo. Biondi had this to say in re Vivaldi and helps me a... 6:19 PM
  • veal seduttore: The Kaufmann Ferrando is astonishing, not only for how good it is, but how unrecognizable his... 6:19 PM

Even smiling makes my face ache

Call it brio, joie de vivre, zest, élan vital, perhaps Lebenslust. You might even call it “fun.” But no matter what you call it, that’s not the mood Renée Fleming was in when she dropped in for lunch with Muse at Bloomberg.

So what’s the deal with the Dew Fairy?

And so in fact Renée Fleming, celebrated soprano, musical ambassador and riffmeister (known among the cognoscenti as “La Esilarante”) has followed through with her announced plan to collaborate with Chicago’s celebrated Second City comedy troupe, all in the name of opera reach-around, uh, outreach. Read more »