This week Renée Fleming's possible retirement from work in staged opera productions has been discussed a lot. Although she is not quitting opera completely, she is planning to focus more on her recitals and recordings and discovering new music to sing.
I have always admired her singing of Russian repertoire with perfect pronunciation and deep feeling of Russian music. I am looking forward for her recitals in the years to come, maybe we will hear some more Russian music performed by this true opera super star.
Listen to her inspirational performance of Rachmaninoff's "Ne poj, krasaviza, pri mne" (Не пой, красавица, при мне / Don't sing to me, fair maiden)