Renée Fleming to Return to Metropolitan Opera in 2022 for New Production

By David Salazar
(Credit: Andrew Eccles)

Renée Fleming is set to return to the Metropolitan Opera in 2022.

In an article by the New York Times, the superstar soprano, who has not performed in a production with the company since 2017, revealed that she will appear in Kevin Puts’ new adaptation of “The Hours.” She will interpret the role of Clarissa, performing alongside Kelli O’Hara as Laura and Joyce DiDonato as Virginia Woolf.

Fleming had made a “farewell” to the company back in 2017 when she performed in a new production of “Der Rosenkavalier.” However, at the time, she had left the door open to make a return at some point.

“I never said that I was stepping away from the opera stage for good. Never, never, never did I say that to anybody. I think it misleads people. They sort of imagine that I’m an opera singer and I’m now retiring. So I just want to make sure that gets cleared up,” she stated at the time.

Fleming will be performing this Saturday as part of the Metropolitan Opera’s Met Stars Live in Concert Series.