The film of The Hours failed to effectively weave together the novel’s trio of threads of interiority about suicide and secondarily literary creation. I wondered if an opera would stand a better chance at achieving that? Based on Tuesday’s diva-encrusted stage premiere of Kevin Puts and Greg Pierce’s The Hours, its creators didn’t pull it off either.
Concerts at Wolf Trap, mixed bags in more ways than one, provided fleeting glimpses of the old normal as moments of frisson mingled with more familiar monotony.
“While Renée Fleming performed without an audience, DG Stage offered Puccini’s beloved melodrama Tosca before an outdoor crowd in Naples.”
Renée Fleming presented a satisfyingly eclectic and quietly daring program of songs and arias, an interesting timestamp on a career that, despite its crepuscular vibe, seems as active as ever.
Another classic Met Live in HD performance, starring Renée Fleming, Ramón Vargas, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
If only she’d been able to sing more than 10 minutes of Bjork’s music!
“American soprano Renée Fleming, one of the most beloved and celebrated singers of our time, is donating her personal archives to Juilliard, her alma mater.”
Renée Fleming—stylish dame with a stylish name—who lived by jungle law in a big city and clawed her way to where the money was…
Saturday night, Lyric Opera of Chicago gave us a wonderful evening of vocalism in honoring Renée Fleming’s 25th anniversary at Lyric.
“This lavish new production stars Opera legend and Tony Award nominee RENÉE FLEMING.”
Carnegie Hall’s season opener last night fetched the usual glitterati.
Prima donnas Reneé Fleming and Julianne Moore demonstrate the philosophizing skills for which sopranos are famous.
You naysayers out there who are guffawing at Renée Fleming’s long-anticipated descent into utter camp: hey, be nice!
While America’s Diva is off singing gala concerts from Mobile to East Lansing, who will take over the role of Nettie Fowler?
“Ms. Fleming, 58, and Ms. Dessay, 52, faced the same problem over the past decade or so.”
We leave behind the Vienna of the 1740s, the time of breeches, fans and white wigs.
All right, so Renée Fleming says she’s not retiring from opera at the moment, and who should know better than she herself?
“Time is a strange thing,” the lady observes, to a young man who cannot begin to understand what she is talking about.
“She wanted to be Beyoncé. She still does”
All right, folks, if you’re going to troll La Cieca, you might try just a little subtlety.
Today’s Rusalka video overview covers filmed performances of Dvorák’s opera since 2010.
While some once-popular Met operas have fallen into neglect in the past quarter century, Rusalka has returned regularly since its 1993 premiere.
Renée Fleming doesn’t sound Southern. In fact, she doesn’t even sound Earthian.