The Metropolitan Opera pays tribute to one of its biggest contemporary stars, soprano Renée Fleming, this week with free streams of seven of her signature roles.
The lineup is the latest in the New York City company's Nightly Met Streams series. The week kicks off with her turn as the Countess Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro; later titles include Rossini's Armida, Massenet's Thaïs, Dvořák’s Rusalka, and Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier.
Since "retiring" from her traditional repertoire in 2017 with a performance of the aforementioned Strauss opera, the Grammy winner has explored other arenas to showcase her instrument, including a Tony-nominated turn in Broadway's Carousel, an album of show tunes, a multi-city run of The Light in the Piazza, and the world premiere of Norma Jeane Baker of Troy opposite Ben Whishaw. She is also attached to an operatic adaptation of The Hours alongside Joyce DiDonato and Kelli O'Hara.
The free streams are available starting at 7:30 PM ET each night at MetOpera.org for 23 hours each. Check out this week's complete schedule below.
January 11: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
Also starring Cecilia Bartoli, Susanne Mentzer, Dwayne Croft, and Bryn Terfel, conducted by James Levine. Originally broadcast November 11, 1998.
January 12: Massenet’s Thaïs
Also starring Michael Schade, and Thomas Hampson, conducted by Jesús López-Cobos. Originally broadcast December 20, 2008.
January 13: R. Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier
Also starring Christine Schäfer, Susan Graham, Eric Cutler, Thomas Allen, and Kristinn Sigmundsson, conducted by Edo de Waart. Originally broadcast January 9, 2010.
January 14: Rossini’s Armida
Also starring Lawrence Brownlee, John Osborn, Barry Banks, and Kobie van Rensburg, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Originally broadcast May 1, 2010.
January 15: R. Strauss’ Capriccio
Also starring Sarah Connolly, Joseph Kaiser, Russell Braun, Morten Frank Larsen, and Peter Rose, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Originally broadcast April 23, 2011.
January 16: Handel’s Rodelinda
Also starring Stephanie Blythe, Andreas Scholl, Iestyn Davies, Joseph Kaiser, and Shenyang, conducted by Harry Bicket. Originally broadcast December 3, 2011.
January 17: Dvořák’s Rusalka
Also starring Emily Magee, Dolora Zajick, Piotr Beczała, and John Relyea, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Originally broadcast February 8, 2014.