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Renee Fleming and Elvis Costello

Renee Fleming and Elvis Costello

I had the good fortune to attend a Renee Fleming recital a few years ago, and it may have been the best musical experience I’ve ever had. The divine American soprano was accompanied by the French pianist Jean Yves Thibaudet, with whom she’d made a recording. Thibaudet was fantastic, and the two of them made…

The Classical Elvis Costello

The Classical Elvis Costello

Of the wide variety of guests appearing on this season of SPECTACLE, Renee Fleming—world-renowned star of the Metropolitan Opera—is probably the most surprising. But as the episode reveals, Fleming and Elvis Costello share more common ground than might initially seem apparent. The Pennsylvania-born soprano trained as a jazz singer, and has recorded with the likes…