All right, folks, if you’re going to troll La Cieca, you might try just a little subtlety. Read more »
When Kristine Opolais turns her gaze moonward in Mary Zimmerman‘s new Rusalka on Thursday, Dvorák’s 1901 opera will be receiving just its second Met production. Ms. Opolais joins an exclusive club. The Met’s only prior Rusalkas have been Renée Fleming (18 performances), Gabriela Benacková (8) and Gwynne Geyer (one, and immortality as an opera trivia stumper). Read more »
Renée Fleming doesn’t sound Southern. In fact, she doesn’t even sound Earthian.
“An adventurous mix of music by Samuel Barber, Anders Hillborg and Björk…”
Tristan has been the season-launching opera three times before now, but good luck finding someone to provide a firsthand account of the last time.
Sunday afternoon’s all-Richard Strauss concert served as a de facto commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the debut of Renée Fleming, long one of the house’s biggest stars.