Renée Fleming | Renée Fleming wins a GRAMMY for “Verismo”

Renée Fleming wins a GRAMMY for “Verismo”

3 February 2010

Renée Fleming wins a GRAMMY for “Verismo”

Renée Fleming’s latest Decca solo album, "Verismo" has won the artist her third Grammy®. "Verismo" contains arias by Puccini and his contemporaries, with Marco Armiliato conducting the Coro e Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, and superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann joining Fleming for the ensemble "Bevo al tuo fresco sorriso" from La Rondine. The album was named "Best Classical Vocal Performance" at Sunday’s internationally telecast awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Renée Fleming’s latest Decca solo album, "Verismo" has won the artist her third Grammy®. "Verismo" contains arias by Puccini and his contemporaries, with Marco Armiliato conducting the Coro e Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, and superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann joining Fleming for the ensemble "Bevo al tuo fresco sorriso" from La Rondine. The album was named "Best Classical Vocal Performance" at Sunday’s internationally telecast awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

America’s great soprano has called this familiar and unfamiliar repertoire, spanning the years between Catalani’s La Wally (1892) andTurandot (1926) "the highest expression of drama and passion". And her "Verismo" interpretations, "ennobled with cool classicism" (New York Times), have already attracted the widest critical acclaim. "The feeling throughout is generous and true," wrote the great authority on singing John Steane in Gramophone, while the BBC reviewer exclaimed, "the vocal delivery itself, despite all this drama is technically perfect, simply delivered and clearly defined...With this recording, Fleming has more than justified her diva status."