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13 Apr 2010

A Crusade of Seduction and Sorcery

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/arts/music/14armida.html

By Anthony Tommasini [NY Times, 13 April 2010]

Renée Fleming has always made very particular and personal choices of operatic roles. Over the years, the managers of the Metropolitan Opera, fully appreciative of Ms. Fleming’s vocal artistry and star power, have been ready to accommodate her. The company has mounted house premiere productions of three strikingly diverse operas — Carlisle Floyd’s “Susannah,” Bellini’s “Pirata” and Handel’s “Rodelinda” — specifically for Ms. Fleming.

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