According to Renée Fleming's Twitter, she has given her last performance of Violetta in Verdi's "La Traviata." Fleming delayed her initial premier of the notoriously difficult role, but has since sung it with abandon, if not some controversy. Aside from listening to her fine Met radio broadcast with Vargas, conducted by Gergiev, I had the pleasure of seeing one of her three Violettas in Los Angeles a few years ago with Rolando Villazón, conducted by James Conlon. Congratulations to Renée on a fine chapter in such a distinguished career.
"Addio del passato" from LA Opera production.