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Hold Up! Renée Fleming Is Not Retiring From Opera

Despite a misleading article, the beloved soprano makes it clear that she's nowhere near ready to give up the opera stage.

The opera firmament was shaken yesterday when a New York Times article, headlined "The Diva Departs: Renée Fleming's Farewell to Opera," landed online.

The lengthy piece gave the impression that Fleming, a beloved star of classical music and one of the most successful sopranos of her generation, was ready to call it quits as far as opera was concerned. Her ostensible final performance would come on May 13 in Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier at New York's Metropolitan Opera.

The 3,000-word article begins with a wistful

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