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Renée Fleming VOICES: Meow Meow

Saturday, September 15, 2018 7:30 PM

Renée Fleming VOICES

The international song siren extraordinaire makes her Kennedy Center debut with her outrageous and glorious brand of “kamikaze cabaret.” This post-post-modern diva will seduce you with her spellbinding vocal talents and uproarious comic absurdity. 

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International song siren extraordinaire Meow Meow makes her Kennedy Center debut with her outrageous and glorious brand of “kamikaze cabaret.” From Piazzolla tangos, German stage songs, and sultry torch to alt rock interpretations of Radiohead to Patty Griffin, this Australian-born, now UK-based, post-post-modern diva will seduce you with her spellbinding vocal talents and uproarious comic absurdity—then break your heart with her searing emotional depth. Winner of the 2010 Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize, this saucy chanteuse has hypnotized and inspired sell-out audiences all around the world with her “devilishly funny bones and heavenly vocal chords” (London’s Evening Standard).

Renée Fleming says:
“If your idea of cabaret is a smoky-voiced chanteuse crooning at a microphone, prepare to have your preconceptions exploded. A performer who gleefully tramples the barriers of genre, Meow Meow defies easy description. In an artistic space of her own creation, encompassing cabaret, art song, vaudeville, and performance art, she has tackled Schumann, Shakespeare, Kurt Weill, Fiona Apple, and crowd-surfing. The idea of the Diva is central to her stage persona, but Meow Meow presents a post-modern take on that identity, often battling wildly comic mishaps, or catastrophes. Her shows may be moving, hilarious, or even shocking, but you can be sure she is never dull.”