MUSIC: RENEE FLEMING: THOROUGHLY MODERN DIVA

RENEE FLEMING, A GREAT MANON AND A GREAT MOM

Anyone who doubts that life is unfair should meet Renee Fleming. She's an international opera star blessed with a warm, creamy, lyric-soprano voice and show-stopping good looks. Signatures: Great Opera Scenes (London), her latest CD, has hit the classical charts. Andre Previn is composing an operatic version of A Streetcar Named Desire especially for her (the San Francisco Opera will give the premiere next season). And as if all that weren't enough, she has two children, sings jazz on the side and is notorious for being...a really nice person.

What's wrong with this picture? Nowadays, nothing. But not so long ago,...

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