By Iride Aparicio

Photos/ Trailer Courtesy: The Met Opera Organization

SILICON VALLEY, CA -- In the past, if you wanted to hear any of the world's famous Opera singers who had sang on  the stage of the METROPOLITAN OPERA, you needed to go to NEW YORK CITY and see an opera, but now THE MET's pay-per-view recital series Met Stars Live in Concert, allows music lovers from around the world  to listen to individual  MET stars in concert,  streamed  live via the Met website  to your computer  for  the price of $20.00 per concert. To purchase tickets for the concert series all you have to do is go to:

The series, will continues with a concert by soprano RENÉE FLEMING performing live in the music salon of the historic Dumbarton Oaks estate in Washington D.C. with piano accompaniment by ROBERT AINSLEY on Saturday, August 1st at 1PM ET (11 AM our time) and the program will then be available, on demand, through Wednesday, August 12.

The selected program will allow its listeners to hear a wide repertory of FLEMING's favorite arias from PUCCINI and MASSENET to selection by HANDEL and KORNGOLD.

Highlights on the program will include:

"Endless pleasure, endless love"
From HANDEL's Semele


"Adieu notre petite table"
From MASSENET's Manon

"Da geht er hin"
From R. STRAUSS's Der Rosenkavalier

"Glück das mir verblieb
From KORNGOLD's Sie Tote Stadt

"Io son l'umile ancella"
From CILEA's Adriana Lecouvreur

"O mio babbino caro"
From PUCCINI's Gianni Schicchi

"Over the Rainbow"


American soprano RENÉE FLEMING has appeared with all the world's leading opera companies and orchestras and is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts, four Grammy Awards, Sweden's Polar Music Prize, Germany's Cross of the Order of Merit, and the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal. She had been awarded the titles of Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur and Commandeur de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government.


Pianist and Conductor ROBERT AINSLEY is a graduate of the Met's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and currently director of Washington National Opera's Cafritz Young Artist Program and American Opera Initiative.