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  • kashania: Jessye does have marvelous elocution! She has already sung Tove and Waldtaube. The Speaker is the... 5:17 PM
  • m. croche: Ooops, not intended as a direct reply to Belfagor, but to the main review. 5:15 PM
  • m. croche: Reading this review, and some of the reactions here, just makes me depressed about opera... 5:14 PM
  • kashania: :) 5:10 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: I hope no one, least of all Fabiano, makes lemons out of this lemonade. Good luck to all! 5:04 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: The Machine for productions of other operas? The possibilities are endless. Finally, a set... 4:52 PM
  • justanothertenor: This is just happy coincidence, I believe. He finished Faust in Paris Saturday. His next... 4:48 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: kashania, I resemble that! It was purposefully over-the-top. 4:45 PM
  • Camille: oh lord. that is taking it toooooooooooo far afield. Strokes and heart attacks aplenty amongst the... 4:15 PM
  • jacobelli: I’ve got tickets for Tuesday night. Calleja has sounded sick this entire run. I hope he... 4:12 PM

A star is reborn

Let’s start with some refreshing news:  ”Poèmes” is the finest thing Renée Fleming has recorded in many a season.  This is not an obvious vanity project.  A collection of 20th century French orchestral songs in which Ravel’s “Shéhérazade” is the best-known item is probably a marketing executive’s nightmare, even with a soprano as iconic as Fleming.  But the end result is a marvelous showcase for this artist.  Along the way, she shines a spotlight on neglected masters deserving of greater recognition. Read more »