Arabella at the Salzburg Easter Festival
9 April 2014
Photo: © Forster
Renée Fleming sings the title role in a new production of Richard Strauss’ Arabella, a highlight of the Salzburg Easter Festival, April 12 and 21. The Festival performances of Strauss’ music celebrate the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Renée is joined by a magnificent cast and creative team, including Thomas Hampson as Mandryka, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller as Zdenka and Daniel Behle as Matteo. Christian Thielemann leads the Staatskapelle Dresden, and Florentine Klepper directs this new production, which stunningly captures Vienna’s Golden Age.
Ms. Fleming received rave reviews for her previous portrayals of Arabella, which “she sang with the plush sound, sublime lyricism and dramatic subtlety that have endeared her to opera lovers” (New York Times) and her signature “ … creamy soprano tone … fills the soaring lyrical phrases.” (Opera News)
This is Ms. Fleming and Mr. Hampson’s first time performing Arabella together in its entirety. For a preview, enjoy this video excerpt of Renée and Thomas and singing the duet “Und du wirst mein Gebieter sein” from Arabella with the Berlin Philharmonic in 2011, also lead by Christian Thielemann.
Arabella will be broadcast live on 3sat on April 12 at 8:15pm (Central European time).
Surprise Pick for Super Bowl National Anthem Singer
22 January 2014
ABC WORLD | Renée Fleming is the first opera singer ever selected to sing at the NFL's championship game.
Richard Tucker at 100: An Opera Celebration
11 January 2014
Tune in tonight to Live from Lincoln Center!
Renée joins Stephanie Blythe, Joyce DiDonato, Susan Graham, 2013 Tucker Award winner Isabel Leonard, Eric Owens and other opera legends and rising stars, in a concert in honor of the great American tenor Richard Tucker.
Tonight at 9:00 on WNET, Channel Thirteen in New York CIty
For more information, click here or check your PBS local listings.
Live from Vienna: Renée in "Der Rosenkavalier"
24 October 2013
This Sunday evening, the Vienna State Opera will inaugurate its ambitious live-streaming program with Der Rosenkavalier, featuring Renée's first appearances in her calling-card role of the Marschallin in the city where the opera is set. The fee-based live stream can be watched on computers and televisions connected to the internet. Viewers will be able to choose between two perspectives at any time: an overall view of the stage and a live-edited film of the opera. The live stream will be time zone delayed for convenient starting times around the world. Viewers will also be able to receive subtitles on tablets or smartphones via a special app.
Hear America singing!
20 September 2013
From November 22 to 24, Renée will join with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to host a truly unprecedented festival: American Voices. Great American singers from all musical genres will gather with fledgling artists and music industry leaders to celebrate the legacy and landscape of singing in America. Iconic vocalists will perform in a once-in-a-lifetime concert with the National Symphony Orchestra, and 3 days packed with master classes, panel discussions, and symposiums will examine what it means to be an American singer.
Guilty Pleasures has arrived!
18 September 2013
"Vocalism so sumptuous... listeners will find themselves begging for more."
The first review is in, from San Francisco Classical Voice: "Renée Fleming has been on a recording roll of late. First came the Grammy Award–winning Poèmes, a gorgeous disc of French masterpieces that includes a superb, sensually inflected version of Ravel’s Shéhérazade. Then followed, among other titles, a live DVD recording of her role debut in Ariadne auf Naxos that displays her impeccable, soaring Straussian line in all its glory. Now, just three months later, comes Guilty Pleasures, a luscious grab bag of songs and arias that allows Fleming to indulge in personal favorites — music she has long wanted to record." Jason Victor Serinus
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