Stories for September 28, 2011
On Opening Night of the Met’s 2008–09 season (and later seen on Great Performances At The Met), Renée Fleming dazzled audiences when she sang the final scene of Strauss’s wise and worldly meditation on art and life. Now she performs the entire work, in which the composer explores the essence of opera itself. Joseph Kaiser and Sarah Connolly also star; Andrew Davis conducts.
Advocates for the developmentally disabled are suing the state, claiming it has underfunded services for some 245,000 Californians.