The New York Times rolls out the red carpet for the Met’s revival of Der Rosenkavalier in a majorly major way today: chitchat with Renée Fleming, what Boris Goldovsky used to call “a musical and dramatic analysis,” plus, in what surely must be a first in media access, exclusive streaming content culled from yesterday’s dress rehearsal. In fact, the only misstep here is the failure of Daniel Wakin to get a sound bite from Franco Zeffirelli, but it may well be that after the last couple of weeks, the Doyen of Décor is suffering from a dead cell phone battery.

Well, make that two missteps. That clunker of a headline, “A Cougar Caught in Time’s Trap,” conjures vividly unpleasant images of Ms. Fleming gnawing her leg off. [NYT]