HOT TOPIC: Is Renée Fleming Retiring???!
|Screenshot from Deceptive Cadence NPR Classical Article (source link below)|
Fleming says: "Unfortunately, the repertoire for my voice is mostly young girls. And it's really important at this point, in the day of HD, to make sure that you're not too far away from that ideal. I can still sing Rusalka and a lot of the Massenet repertoire. But would I? No, at this point."
Fleming did, however, say she really liked the New York Times article.
"I'm not upset. I think the profile is wonderful. It's one of the more balanced portrayals in that [Charles McGrath] sort of got who I am."
Renée Fleming will be focusing on concerts, recitals, and recordings. She will not be leaving the stage completely, as stated, as Fleming herself said regarding the stabbing headline, in the "controversial" New York Times article.
Renée Fleming will be singing Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier (April13-May13) at the Metropolitan Opera.