“Ms. Fleming said she has spent many hours tending to plants on her terrace, and has hosted evening dinner parties under its wisteria-clad trellis.”
“The first person walks out of this preview performance about 30 minutes in…”
In what will surely be a fever dream for critics and diacritics alike, Renée Fleming sings Björk with the New York Philharmonic next season.
“Renée Fleming and Ben Whishaw… two iconic beauties millennia apart.”
At the New York Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve gala? Really?
“These two dynamic artists will participate in a conversation onstage concerning activism, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and the future of education.”
The career of our beloved Renée Fleming deserves to continue… by whatever means necessary.
America’s diva Renée Fleming belts out “Plus blanche que la blanche hermine.”
You naysayers out there who are guffawing at Renée Fleming’s long-anticipated descent into utter camp: hey, be nice!
“Too sexy” is a hell of an accusation for a woman wearing a giant mesh Brillo pad!
“Ma Joad is no doubt the most challenging role of my career thus far,” observed Fleming.
Broadway baby Renée Fleming pays tribute to the immortal Leslie “And they’re hockin’ the bejeebers” Uggams in this selection from Carousel.
Finally, medical science offers the answer to the conundrum that has baffled opera fans for decades: what was Renée Fleming thinking?
My mother leaned in and quietly whispered,”Is that Leontyne Price?” to which I replied,”Shhhh!”
“I never said that I was stepping away from the opera stage for good.”
The one glitch was a much-publicised fiasco in the bear-pit of Milan’s La Scala, where in 1998 she was booed after her performance in Donzietti’s Lucrezia Borgia.”
Just in time for Halloween, Decca Classics has released the trailer for the upcoming CD Renée Fleming: Christmas in New York.
Soprano Renée Fleming is certainly making the role of the Countess in Richard Strauss’s final opera Capriccio the focus of her late-career years.
La Cieca’s old, old, old friend Dorothy Bishop, recently interviewed in Opera News, brings her “Dozen Divas” show to NYC’s Metropolitan Room April 30 and May 5.
One has “made it” when one is gently lampooned by that edgiest of all late-night funnymen, Jay Leno.