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Renée Fleming

Video and Audio

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    Understanding the Music: Ravel - Shéhérazade, Three Songs on Poems of Tristan Klingsor

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    Renée Fleming: French Opera and Chansons

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    Renee Fleming and Friends: A Kennedy Center Residency

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    American Voices: Classical Master Session with Eric Owens

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    American Voices: Jazz Master Session with Dianne Reeves

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    American Voices Symposium: The Business and Technology of Popular Singing Today

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    American Voices: Pop/Rock Master Session with Ben Folds and Sara Bareilles

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    American Voices: Musical Theater Master Session with Sutton Foster

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    American Voices Symposium: Voice Training Today

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    American Voices: Gospel Master Session with Kim Burrell

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    Master Class with Renée Fleming



Biography

Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time. In 2013, President Obama awarded her America's highest honor for an artist, the National Medal of Arts. In 2016, she was named an Artistic Advisor at Large for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where she participates in a variety of projects, including the Sound Health: Music and the Mind partnership she spearheaded with the National Institutes of Health, and the Renée Fleming VOICES series.

Renée brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the first classical artist ever to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, Renée has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. A ground-breaking distinction came in 2008 when Renée became the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala.

Renée’s 2017-18 tour schedule includes concerts and recitals in Los Angeles, Budapest, Vienna, Paris, Madrid, Brussels, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. In 2018, Renée will appear on Broadway in a major revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel.

Known for bringing new audiences to classical music and opera, Renée has sung not only with Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and Andrea Bocelli, but also with Elton John, Paul Simon, Sting, Josh Groban, and Joan Baez. She has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and Live from Lincoln Center.

Renée won her fourth Grammy Award for her album Poèmes. Her most recent album Distant Light was released in January by Decca. Recipient of 14 Grammy nominations to date, she has recorded everything from complete operas and song recitals to indie rock, jazz, and the movie soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Renée will be heard as the singing voice of Roxane, played by Julianne Moore, in the upcoming film of Ann Patchett’s best-selling novel Bel Canto. She is also heard on the soundtrack of Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film The Shape of Water, which recently won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival.

In 2010, Renée was named the first-ever creative consultant at Lyric Opera of Chicago. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall, the Board of Sing for Hope, and the Artistic Advisory Board of the Polyphony Foundation. Renée’s memoir The Inner Voice, published in 2004, is currently in its 16th printing. Among her awards are the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, and honorary doctorates from Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, Carnegie Mellon University, the Eastman School of Music, and The Juilliard School. reneefleming.com
Renee Fleming

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