I added a line to Significant Moments to honor Renee Fleming.  It’s from a NY Times review of her performance in Der Rosenkavalier.

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An admiring group, huddled by the doorway . . .
Henry Adams, Democracy: An American Novel.
—Papa, viens donc!
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary.
. . . is hushed into admiring awe.
Edna Ferber, The Homely Heroine.
They sat down, they unfolded their stiff table napkins. The immense room was carpeted, the walls were covered with eighteenth-century paneling . . .
Thomas Mann, The Blood of the Walsungs.
The scenic details seem just right.
Anthony Tommasini, Review: Renée Fleming’s Poignant Farewell to ‘Der Rosenkavalier’
Frau Wagner . . .
Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams.
. . . gestures to . . .
Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss, Arabella.
. . . her father . . .
J. Moussaieff Masson, Final Analysis.
. . . to sit down beside her.
Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss, Arabella.
Very relaxed, indeed even very cheerful mood . . .
Cosima Wagner’s Diaries (Saturday, July 2, 1881).
The family table, with its seven places was lost in the void. It was drawn up close to the large French window . . .
Thomas Mann, The Blood of the Walsungs.
. . . that opened onto . . .
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Out of Time’s Abyss.
. . . the Winter Garden.
Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss, Arabella.

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