Steve Nieve

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…

SPECTACLE playlist

SPECTACLE playlist

Check back each week for the previous week’s playlist. Episode 3 with Bill Clinton “Mystery Train” by Elvis Presley Performed by Elvis Costello and band (James Burton, Davey Faragher, Pete Thomas) “Baby Let’s Play House” by Elvis Presley Performed by Elvis Costello and band (James Burton, Davey Faragher, Pete Thomas) “Is This America? (Katrina 2005)”…