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  • Cicciabella: I’ve said it before, and will say it again. Gheorghiu should sing La Vestale,at least in concert or semi-staged, and... 2:08 PM
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  • Camille: This Salome is exceptionally good, die Feldmarschallin was right. To my way of thinking Mara Zampieri’s timbre of voice is... 1:23 PM
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  • Camille: From what I saw of Maestro Levine at yesterdays morning’s rehearsal, I would wager that he is not going anywhere, anytime... 1:12 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 »