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  • Will: We get this production in Boston early next season. I now really can’t wait. 9:51 PM
  • le cerf agile: …and Gigli was often criticized for his interpolated SAABs. 9:07 PM
  • le cerf agile: Suzuki! 9:03 PM
  • PCally: The DVD is my personal favorite of the opera, even if it’s not the most beautifully sung. The cast is overwhelming 8:44 PM
  • Greg.Freed: Toyota ho! 7:47 PM
  • armerjacquino: Nissan Dorma. 7:40 PM
  • armerjacquino: Well, if we’re counting singers, there’s James Morris. And if we’re counting translations, there’s... 7:40 PM
  • kashania: Thanks for such a witty review, Greg. I’ve seen a few highlights of this production and like what I saw. 7:24 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 »