RenÈe Fleming — opera, pop and snobbery (and music samples)

By Kevin Berger [LA Times, 5 June 2010]
By no means do I mean to sound self-centered, but when I interviewed RenÈe Fleming to detail the making of her first rock album, “Dark Hope” — you can read the article here — she said she was going to start consulting me about music. I was, she said, the rare person “tuned in to something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately — the bridge between classical and contemporary music, and where one leads to another.”