Renee Fleming looks slimmer than ever, testimony to portion control and lots of Pilates, recommending it three times a week.
Fleming: I’m a Pilates nut. I found that it’s really changed my body. After two children you think you will never in your life have a flat stomach again, and I’m here to tell you that Pilates can do it.
Fleming has just submitted to her last throttling at the Metropolitan Opera this season as Desdemona, a role that helped lift her to stardom in the mid-1990s. No other lyric soprano displays such an abundance of sumptuous tone, technical brilliance, charm, looks. She’ll open the Met’s season in September with an evening devoted to three of her greatest roles, all very different: tragic Violetta, featherbrained Manon and the high-minded Countess in “Capriccio.” Until then, the diva is busy traveling the world.
Where to? A week in Mexico climbing the Mayan ruins and taking my younger daughter with me. Then I will sing in Mexico City.
Kazakhstan “They’re having an opera ball, sort of a Viennese opera ball. I just thought this will be very exciting”
Then Alexandria, Egypt April finds her in Munich, May in Canada, June in Vienna (as the Countess in “Capriccio” at the Vienna State Opera) and in Russia. She will concretize in Astana, Kazakhstan, on July 6
|“Opera has become much more image-oriented, more theatrical,” Ms. Fleming says. That was a big reason she went on a regimen to lose weight.
“Actually, it was something I always wanted to do, but just couldn’t find out how to do it. But once I discovered low-carb, I found it works for me.
|“I also discovered Pilates a couple of years ago. As we get older, we need to stay slender.”|
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