“’The People’s Diva’ returns to Symphony Hall for an encore performance of ‘Renee Fleming: Private Recital.’ …. Songs and arias by Wagner, Delibes, Cantaloube and a show stopping rendition of Danny Boy.” [Sirius XM]
La Cieca (pictured, left) celebrated her birthday early this year when she unexpectedly received the perfect gift—the following press release: Read more »
Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea) is opera on the grand scale with mellifluous arias and breathtaking duets that tell a tale of ancient Roman political machinations, adultery, and murder in which there is no true protagonist. This stunningly expressive music is performed by an all-star cast. Soprano Miah Persson, praised by The New York Times for her “sumptuous sound and elegant lyricism,” is joined by singers who have all won worldwide critical acclaim for their mastery of this beautiful repertoire. The Guardian wrote that “there are few performers better-versed in the music of Claudio Monteverdi than Rinaldo Alessandrini and the ensemble he founded 30 years ago, Concerto Italiano.” Alessandrini and company anchor a performance that promises to be one of the season’s most thrilling nights of opera.
La Scoopenda meets Detective Stabler when The People’s Diva Renée Fleming appears on a very special episode of Law & Order: SVU. La Fleming will play a supporting role in the “Bully” episode which stars Kate Burton “as a wicked boss whose business partner is murdered.” Read more »
La Cieca invites the cher public to act as blue-ribbon panel in selecting the singers to be included in the “Greatest Diva” study. Voting after the jump.
“Renée herself seemed as if she’d rather be somewhere else.
Is it just me, or is Patricia Racette on the cusp of turning into Aprile Millo? (Oh, and while we’re on the subject: it certainly took her long enough, but finally The People’s Diva really looks like a diva! Brava, you go on like this!)
Just texted to La Cieca: Am at Philharmonic dress. Her Messiaen was luminous. Far the best thing I’ve heard her do. Which is excellent, brava, you go on like this. But, La Cieca being La Cieca, you know she is going to harp on this little gem: Known as “the people’s diva,” she continues to grace the world’s greatest opera stages and concert halls, now extending her reach to include other mediums.