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Renée Fleming, Barbican Hall (Review)

Building a memorable solo recital is an art in itself – that we know – but personalising it so precisely to your vocal character that it’s hard to imagine other voices even contemplating such a programme, now that is real artistic ingenuity. Renée Fleming said it herself as she charmingly set us up for her … [Read More]

Posted on 10/12/2012
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London Philharmonic Orchestra, Fleming, Eschenbach, Royal Festival Hall

With Wagner’s Tannhäuser Overture raising the curtain, so to speak, Renée Fleming arrived like Venus in a soufflé of black and bronze layered chiffon. Or to be more in keeping with the Strauss Four Last Songs she was about to sing, a gown fit for a Countess. No one makes an entrance or wears a … [Read More]

Posted on 15/12/2011
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