The Met: Live in HD presents Strauss’s Capriccio starring Renée Fleming, in movie theaters on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm ET.
Renée Fleming sang the final scene of Strauss’s wise and worldly meditation on art and life as part of the Met’s 2008 opening night gala, but this run of Capriccio marks her first time singing the complete role of the Countess at the Met. Ms. Fleming has been praised for how well suited the role is to her voice and The New York Times wrote that she sang “splendidly.” The Associated Press remarked that “her performance has a grace and charisma that are quite winning… Fleming is at her best [in the final scene], bringing to life the poignant dilemma of a woman who must choose between two suitors and in doing so pronounce a verdict on their art.” For fans for Renée Fleming, this is an opera not to be missed. The Countess in Capriccio is Ms. Fleming’s twenty-first role at the Met and her third Strauss heroine. Joseph Kaiser, Russell Braun, and Sarah Connolly also star, and Andrew Davis conducts.
April 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm ET
U.S. Encore: Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 6:30 p.m. local time
Canada Encores: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 1 p.m. ET; Monday, June 27, 2011, 6:30 p.m. ET
Expected Running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes