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A Watershed Moment for Renée Fleming

May 15, 2017

Renée Fleming bids farewell to her signature role in Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier" Saturday at the Metropolitan Opera.
Credit Caitlin Ochs for The New York Times

An emotional crowd cheered soprano Renée Fleming on Saturday after her final performance as the Marschallin in Richard Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier.”

“I’m thrilled to be leaving her on a high note with this phenomenal cast and gorgeous, smart new production," she said.  "I wouldn’t mind stopping the clocks for a moment or two today.”

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