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Want to hear Renée Fleming have a crack at some big Strauss? You can see a live webcast of Ariadne auf Naxos from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden on Medici TV today at 2:15 (NYC time) or 8:15 (European time). Fleming sings the title role, Jane Archibald sings my namesake Zerbinetta (I've heard good things), Sophie Koch is the Komponist, Robert Dean Smith Bacchus, and Christian Thielemann conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden (!). The production is by Philippe Arlaud.
More info here.