Posted January 22, 2014 03:25 pm - Updated January 22, 2014 03:27 pm

Super development

That's how many of my friends, who are classical music afficionados, view the selection of Renee Fleming to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.

I am told she's known as the Celine Dion of lyric opera. She is a four-time Grammy winner who has performed at the Beijing Olympics, the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in 2006 and at the Diamond Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth II.

She also can sing in French, German, Italian, Czech and Russian.

Folks who know tell me that the performance will be memorable, inspiring, we will recognize the words and she will remember the words.

That selection for the game in New York is viewed as a left-field choice, but my musically inclined and talented friends say to expect a home run.