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The beautiful voice is

“Don’t miss the London premiere of the six-time Tony-winning musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA as it lights up the Royal Festival Hall for four weeks only in June 2019. Directed by multiple Olivier Award winner Daniel Evans, this lavish new production stars Opera legend and Tony Award nominee RENÉE FLEMING and Disney film and television superstar DOVE CAMERON making their West End debuts.” [Light in the Piazza the Musical]

Her heart will be blessed with the sound of music and she’ll sing once more

Renée Fleming herself will sing, of course, along with a starry roster that includes Sondra Radvanovsky, Susan Graham, Lawrence Brownlee, Quinn Kelsey, Zeljko Lucic, Eric Owens, and Christian Van Horn. They will perform with and pay tribute to their beloved friend and colleague in an unforgettable musical celebration.” Read more »

Hop on pops

Michael Tilson Thomas takes a well-earned break from saving the country.

Carnegie Hall’s season opener last night fetched the usual glitterati, plying New York’s gala elite with champagne flutes and plenteously catered tenderloin and sushi carts in the antechamber to the Perelman Stage. Avez-vous encore faim, madame? For your delectation, might I propose a small wafer of mushroom strudel, some pig in blanket, a dainty amuse-gueule of glazed carrots to tickle the palate? Cheese pinwheel for the monsieur?  Read more »

Divas profundis

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

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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!

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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?

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Soreness and burning

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

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‘Ja, ja’ land

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

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