Silver lining Silver lining

Saturday night, Lyric Opera of Chicago gave us a wonderful evening of vocalism in honoring Renée Fleming’s 25th anniversary at Lyric. 

on March 25, 2019 at 10:58 AM
The beautiful voice is The beautiful voice is

“This lavish new production stars Opera legend and Tony Award nominee RENÉE FLEMING.”

on November 28, 2018 at 2:36 PM
Her heart will be blessed with the sound of music and she’ll sing once more Her heart will be blessed with the sound of music and she’ll sing once more

“Renée Fleming herself will sing, of course…”

on October 24, 2018 at 11:14 AM
Hop on pops Hop on pops

Carnegie Hall’s season opener last night fetched the usual glitterati.

on October 04, 2018 at 12:16 PM
Divas profundis Divas profundis

Prima donnas Reneé Fleming and Julianne Moore demonstrate the philosophizing skills for which sopranos are famous.

on September 12, 2018 at 2:34 PM
With one look you’ll know all you need to know With one look you’ll know all you need to know

You naysayers out there who are guffawing at Renée Fleming’s long-anticipated descent into utter camp: hey, be nice!

on September 07, 2018 at 10:35 PM
Filling in Filling in

While America’s Diva is off singing gala concerts from Mobile to East Lansing, who will take over the role of Nettie Fowler?

on July 11, 2018 at 5:26 PM
Soreness and burning Soreness and burning

“Ms. Fleming, 58, and Ms. Dessay, 52, faced the same problem over the past decade or so.”

on April 28, 2017 at 3:04 PM
‘Ja, ja’ land ‘Ja, ja’ land

We leave behind the Vienna of the 1740s, the time of breeches, fans and white wigs.

on April 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM
L’ambigua L’ambigua

All right, so Renée Fleming says she’s not retiring from opera at the moment, and who should know better than she herself?

on April 11, 2017 at 8:19 AM
Today or tomorrow or the day after that Today or tomorrow or the day after that

“Time is a strange thing,” the lady observes, to a young man who cannot begin to understand what she is talking about.

on April 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM
She’s doing her own little thing She’s doing her own little thing

“She wanted to be Beyoncé. She still does”

on April 05, 2017 at 8:50 AM
She has immortal longings in her She has immortal longings in her

All right, folks, if you’re going to troll La Cieca, you might try just a little subtlety.

on March 21, 2017 at 6:31 PM
The sprite in you The sprite in you

Today’s Rusalka video overview covers filmed performances of Dvorák’s opera since 2010.

on February 01, 2017 at 12:15 PM
White blossoms scorched by the sun White blossoms scorched by the sun

While some once-popular Met operas have fallen into neglect in the past quarter century, Rusalka has returned regularly since its 1993 premiere.

on January 31, 2017 at 9:01 AM
It has become that time of morning It has become that time of morning

Renée Fleming doesn’t sound Southern. In fact, she doesn’t even sound Earthian.

on January 16, 2017 at 8:30 AM
The expression “and then I clicked close tab” gets thrown around a lot these days… The expression “and then I clicked close tab” gets thrown around a lot these days…

“An adventurous mix of music by Samuel Barber, Anders Hillborg and Björk…”

on December 09, 2016 at 1:33 PM
Geh such dir die Stars vom vergangenen Jahr! Geh such dir die Stars vom vergangenen Jahr!

Tristan has been the season-launching opera three times before now, but good luck finding someone to provide a firsthand account of the last time.

on September 23, 2016 at 3:20 AM
Tucker everlasting Tucker everlasting

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

on August 08, 2016 at 3:01 PM
At sunset 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.

on May 23, 2016 at 10:21 AM
Der Snuggiekavalier Der Snuggiekavalier

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

on May 20, 2016 at 3:45 PM
Our Lady of Perpetual Indulgence Our Lady of Perpetual Indulgence

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

on March 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Barton glances 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.

on November 02, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Poor wan Rusalka 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.

on September 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM