Let’s get serious Let’s get serious

Renée Fleming arrived at Carnegie Hall on May 31 with something to prove.

on June 02, 2023 at 10:01 AM
Unhappy ‘Hours’ Unhappy ‘Hours’

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.

on November 23, 2022 at 12:16 PM
Reorientation Reorientation

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.

on August 18, 2021 at 8:37 AM
Inside, outside Inside, outside

“While Renée Fleming performed without an audience, DG Stage offered Puccini’s beloved melodrama Tosca before an outdoor crowd in Naples.”

on August 04, 2020 at 9:16 AM
Day at the museum Day at the museum

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.

on August 02, 2020 at 9:55 AM
Eugene Onegin Eugene Onegin

Another classic Met Live in HD performance, starring Renée Fleming, Ramón Vargas, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, conducted by Valery Gergiev.

on March 22, 2020 at 5:30 PM
The perfect match The perfect match

If only she’d been able to sing more than 10 minutes of Bjork’s music!

on February 23, 2020 at 1:04 PM
Iconography Iconography

“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.”

on February 20, 2020 at 6:18 PM
This woman is dangerous This woman is dangerous

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…

on February 10, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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