Renée Fleming returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting "Song to the Moon" in Dvořák's soulful fairy-tale opera. Tenor Piotr Beczala co-stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Ježibaba,and dynamic young maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium.
National Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Marking 150 years since Strauss's birth, Renée Fleming headlines a concert performance of the composer's comic opera that features Sarah Connolly, Marisol Montalvo, Franz Hawlata, Adrian Eröd, Steve Davislim, and Washington Chorus.
Concert Hall, The Kennedy Center
Renee performs the title role, in a new production directed by Florentine Klepper, with Christian Thielemann conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden. With Thomas Hampson as Mandryka, Albert Dohmen as Count Waldner, Gabriela Beňačková as Countess Adelaide, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller as Zdenka, Daniel Behle as Matteo, and Daniela Fally as Fiakermilli
Renée returns to Los Angeles as Blanche DuBois, a role created for her in André Previn’s powerful opera of Tennessee Williams’ classic play. Patrick Summers conducts, with bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as Stanley Kowalski, soprano Stacey Tappan as Stella and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey as Mitch.
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