Deborah Voigt and RenÈe Fleming vs. the Ghosts of Met Divas Past

By ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times, 17 May 2006]
It was just the first intermission at the season-opening performance of Puccini’s “Tosca” at the Metropolitan Opera on April 22, and already some hard-to-please buffs in the lobby could be overhead complaining about Deborah Voigt’s performance. This was Ms. Voigt’s first appearance as Tosca at the Met, a daring departure from the Strauss and Wagner roles with which she had established her reputation.