13. December 2010 · Comments Off on Renee Fleming Has A New Job · Categories: News, Opera

In a coup certain to add luster to the company’s national and international reputation, Lyric Opera of Chicago appointed the celebrated American soprano Renee Fleming to the newly created position of creative consultant. Her five-year term is to begin immediately. The announcement came Thursday at a press conference in the Civic Opera House.

For the record, they did not contact me first to see if I was willing to take the position.

Yeah. I’m shocked too.


Seriously, though … I sure wish there was a position out there for yours truly that would be something to fall back on when the old oboe chops say, “No more!” Because we musicians do worry about the “What next?” thing. Especially considering our pension plans. And as we all now know, we oldsters should step aside so the young’uns can have our jobs. 😉

Comments closed.