The diva gets on the phone to NPR:
‘I never said that I was stepping away from the opera stage for good. Never, never, never did I say that to anybody,’ Fleming insisted in a phone conversation from her home in New York City earlier today.
‘I think it misleads people,’ she added. ‘They sort of imagine that I’m an opera singer and I’m now retiring. So I just want to make sure that gets cleared up.’ Fleming said she told the newspaper she was interested in pursuing new operas and had received proposals from composers.
And the Times failed to report it.
Full interview here.