Cher Public

It has become that time of morning

fleming distant lightThis is not how La Cieca hoped to begin her week. She has not even reached the Björk selections yet, but the Barber Knoxville already has her skin crawling. In this gratingly fussy performance, Renée Fleming doesn’t sound Southern. In fact, she doesn’t even sound Earthian.  Read more »

The expression “and then I clicked close tab” gets thrown around a lot these days…

bjork“Internationally renowned soprano Renée Fleming begins the New Year with a refreshing new album entitled ‘Distant Light’ – her first orchestral album in three years. It features an adventurous mix of music by Samuel Barber, Anders Hillborg and Björk…”

Geh such dir die Stars vom vergangenen Jahr!

tristan-flagstad-melchiorOn Monday, the Met kicks off its 132nd season with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde by Mariusz Trelinski, with Sir Simon Rattle leading a premiere cast of Nina Stemme, Ekaterina Gubanova, Stuart Skelton, Evgeny Nikitin and René Pape (not pictured).  Read more »

Tucker everlasting

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation’s annual gala promises (note, promises) a particularly glittery roster this year.

Read more »

At sunset

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.

Read more »

Der Snuggiekavalier

The Met’s cobranding efforts are really beginning to pay off.

Read more »

Our Lady of Perpetual Indulgence

If I were Renée Fleming, I, too, would indulge myself.

Read more »

Barton glances

The annual Richard Tucker Gala is probably the event of the year to indulge your love of verismo staples and can belto screaming.

Read more »

Poor wan Rusalka

The winter 2014 final run of the Met’s first/only Rusalka production (a new one is scheduled in a few seasons) seemed both a nod to the theater’s past and a hint of its future.

Read more »

The hole nine yards

Fleming will have only about 700 people to captivate tonight when she performs at Walk Festival Hall for the Grand Teton Music Festival.

Read more »