How Do You Raise $3.47 Billion? Ask These Guys.
9 October 2015
Illustration by Peter Arkle
Cultural institutions will tell you that every little bit counts. But it is the big gifts that go the furthest in jump-starting projects and prompting others to pony up. Here is a look at some of the heavyweights who can get arts organizations to their fund-raising goals
Opera Star Renée Fleming, the Super Bowl diva, tours Australia
8 August 2015
By Rosemary Neill
When Renee Fleming performed at the Super Bowl last year, the logistics were so complex she felt as though she were part of a high-octane race meeting. “The Super Bowl was crazy,’’ says America’s leading soprano. “It felt a little bit like preparing a horse for a race, where they have to repeat the whole getting to the gate so they can be calm and focused on what they have to do.’’
Jerry O'Connell Will Join Renee Fleming & More for Living on Love on Broadway
25 February 2015
Jerry O’Connell will return to Broadway in the upcoming production of Joe DiPietro's Living on Love. He completes a cast that includes the previously announced Renée Fleming, Douglas Sills and Anna Chlumsky. Performances of the comedy, directed by Kathleen Marshall, will begin on April 1 at the Longacre Theatre.
Words or music? Both are glorious in Lyric's 'Capriccio'
7 October 2014
Renée Fleming has taken her time bringing one of her most celebrated operatic roles, Countess Madeleine in Richard Strauss' "Capriccio," to the company for which she serves as creative consultant.
But the wait has been worth it.
The Fabulous Miss Fleming
7 September 2014
The Buffalo News, by Mary Kunz Goldman
September 7, 2014
When Renee Fleming comes to Buffalo to sing at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s season-opening gala Saturday, your first question might well be: What is she going to sing?
And your second question, right behind that, will likely be: What is she going to wear?
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).
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