Renée Fleming

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

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    American Voices Symposium: Voice Training Today

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    American Voices: Classical Master Session with Eric Owens

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    American Voices: Gospel Master Session with Kim Burrell

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    American Voices: Jazz Master Session with Dianne Reeves

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    American Voices: Musical Theater Master Session with Sutton Foster

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

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



Biography

One of the most beloved musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. At a White House ceremony last July, President Obama awarded Ms. Fleming America's highest honor for an individual artist, the National Medal of Arts. Winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she performs on the world's greatest opera stages and concert halls, while adventurously embracing other musical forms and media.

In February, Ms. Fleming became the first classical singer in history to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" for the Super Bowl. She has sung at momentous occasions around the world-from the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, to a performance during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, to a historic first in 2012, when she sang on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee Concert for HM Queen Elizabeth II. In 2008, she was the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala.

Ms. Fleming was heard as Countess Madeleine last summer in Strauss's Capriccio at the Wiener Staatsoper and at London's Royal Opera House. Her October performance of the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier was the first opera live-stream from the Wiener Staatsoper.  She sang the title role in Dvo?ák's Rusalka this winter at the Metropolitan Opera, a performance which was broadcast around the world via The Met: Live in HD. Her Blanche Dubois in André Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire was seen last spring at Carnegie Hall and Lyric Opera of Chicago, and she will bring the role to Los Angeles this May. In April, she will sing the title role in Strauss's Arabella at the Salzburg Easter Festival. Ms. Fleming's recent recital and concert schedule has included Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Vienna, Geneva, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and Taipei. She closed 2013 with New Year's Concerts with the Staatskapelle Dresden under the baton of Christian Thielemann.

Ms. Fleming won her fourth Grammy Award for her album Poèmes, featuring a collection of 20th-century French masterpieces. Her new album, Guilty Pleasures, was released by Decca in September. Her most recent DVD, Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, was released in July. Other recent DVD releases include Handel's Rodelinda, Massenet's Thaïs and Rossini's Armida, all three in the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series, and Verdi's La Traviata, filmed at London's Royal Opera House. Among her numerous awards are the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Sweden's Polar Music Prize, the Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Honorary Membership in the Royal Academy of Music, and honorary doctorates from Carnegie Mellon University, the Eastman School of Music, and The Juilliard School.

In November, Ms. Fleming curated and hosted an unprecedented festival of singing of all styles, entitled American Voices, for the Kennedy Center. Another highlight of her appearances here was the Season Opening Ball Concert of 2010, as soloist in Christoph Eschenbach's first concert as Music Director of the National Symphony and of the Kennedy Center. In 2010, she was named the first-ever creative consultant at Lyric Opera of Chicago. reneefleming.com
Renee Fleming

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