MET: Renée Fleming & Jonas Kaufmann



The Met’s new pay-per-view recital series, Met Stars Live in Concert, continues with soprano Renée Fleming performing live in the music salon of the historic Dumbarton Oaks estate in Washington, D.C.   The program, with piano accompaniment by Robert Ainsley, shows off Fleming’s wide repertoire, from favorite arias by Puccini and Massenet to moving selections by Handel and Korngold. Highlights include “Endless pleasure, endless love” from Handel’s Semele, Canteloube’s “Baïlèro,” and the Marschallin’s Act I monologue from Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier.


Jonas Kaufmann will perform a wide array of arias alongside pianist Helmut Deutsche from such operas as “Tosca,” “Carmen,” “Roméo et Juliette,” “L’Africaine,” “La Gioconda,” “Adriana Lecouvreur,” “Andrea Chénier,” “L’Arlesiana,” and “Turandot.” He will also perform “Ombra di Nube” by Licinio Refice.