Sweet Sounds from Renee Fleming

The New York Times announced today that Renee Fleming’s last Rosenkavalier performance at the Metropolitan Opera on May 13 will also be her farewell to opera.

Ms Fleming is 58, the same age as her mentor Leontyne Price was when she called it quits. She has been quietly winding down her opera commitments for several years.

Richard Strauss composed his Opera, Rosenkavalier, in 1910.

Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose or The Rose-Bearer, Op. 59, is a comic opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to an original German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

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