Scottish-American soprano Mary Garden (1874-1967) portrayed Goethe's character Gretchen, known as Marguerite in Charles Gounod's opera Faust. Bettmann/CORBIS hide caption

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Magda Olivero performing Francis Poulenc's one-woman opera La voix humaine at San Francisco Opera in 1979. Ron Scherl/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Song Travels

Renee Fleming On 'Song Travels'

The opera star sings some of her favorite songs, from Schubert to Joni Mitchell's "River," and performs a Gershwin tune with host Michael Feinstein.

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Reneé Fleming (right) and Susan Graham — two "cheerful Americans" often mistaken for each other — are planning an intimate evening of French song. Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging hide caption

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Pianist Simone Dinnerstein has a passion for rhythmically free musical lines. Lisa Marie Mazzucco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Renee Fleming in the title role of Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia at the Washington National Opera. Karin Cooper via Washington National Opera hide caption

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