Fleming Retiring? Hardly: Her Countess Is Hot

The discussion over whether Renee Fleming will or won’t retire from opera after the new production of “Der Rosenkavalier” is tiresome. She will still be performing in some fashion, so if you want me to be interested in “the retirement story” call me when she’s no longer onstage at all. Meanwhile, Anthony Tommassini praises her singing in “Rosenkavalier” as full of “melting lyricism.” And apparently the sexual charge between Fleming and her costar, Elina Garanca, is palpable: the Geschwitzen in the audience will be tingling.

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