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  • Will: The condescending or downright disapproving attitude to opera singers performing show tunes or popular... 11:30 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Yes it is exactly like that. They like each other a lot but like you said as brother and... 11:28 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well if you come please let me know.You have my number just send a message or whatsapp. 11:27 AM
  • umangialaio: In the last act of Lohengrin, in Milan with Barenboim conducting, they were simply amazing. U 11:27 AM
  • antikitschychick: Wow. Hope they forgave her lol. 11:25 AM
  • umangialaio: I have a ticket, but still don’t know if I will make to Munich. Thank you. U 11:25 AM
  • antikitschychick: Yes you’re right. I didn’t mean to speculate. I just think it’s rare to... 11:23 AM
  • Lohengrin: They like each other very much as they mentioned by chance, but I would say more like sister and... 11:14 AM
  • Bill: I recall reading years back that Antoinetta Stella was singing Aida at La Scala and missed the high C... 11:14 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: London LOL. 11:13 AM

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 »