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"Dark Hope" now available in the US

8 June 2010

"Dark Hope" hits stores today!  To celebrate the release of her latest
album, Renée will appear on "Good Morning America" (8am EST on ABC), WQXR with Naomi Lewin (1:30-1:45pm) and WNYC's "Soundcheck" with John Schaefer (2:30-3pm).

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Renée Fleming rocks out on 'Dark Hope'

6 June 2010

Renée Fleming rocks out on 'Dark Hope'

LA Times | By Kevin Berger

The acclaimed opera soprano performs songs by Arcade Fire, the Mars Volta, Peter Gabriel and others on the album, due out Tuesday.

NEW YORK -- — It's safe to say that if Renee Fleming appeared on "American Idol" and sang "Hallelujah," the Leonard Cohen song immortalized by Jeff Buckley, and a favorite of "Idol" contestants, judges Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi would not say she is "pitchy."

"Thank you!" exclaimed the opera star, laughing.


Even Sopranos Get the Blues

30 May 2010

Even Sopranos Get the Blues

Opera Diva Tries a Rock Album. Cue Controversy

The New York Times | Anthony Tommasini

FOR months now, the acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming, her recording company and her public relations agency have been working hard to make one thing clear: “Dark Hope,” her new Decca recording of indie rock songs, is not a crossover project.

Crossover! Heaven forbid! To many classical music critics and tradition-minded artists, the commercial crossover projects in the last two decades are sure signs, in the words of the esteemed British baritone Thomas Allen, that “well-organized hijackers” and “money-grabbing, P.R.-led” marketers are using “wet T-shirted” violinists to — horror or horrors — sell classical records.


American diva who knows how to rock

29 May 2010

Times | Nina Myskow

The opera superstar Renée Fleming has three Grammys and Obama as a fan. She talks about her new album 

Turning 50 last year was like crossing some sort of invisible line for the American soprano Renée Fleming. The opera superstar, who is known as “the people’s diva” and sang at President Obama’s inauguration — he is a huge fan — says: “It was an amazing shift, somehow, and I didn’t expect that to happen. It’s such a relief. Now I feel very young for my age! I think it’s much better to be a young old person than to be an old young person.”

A rare beauty, either way she looks stunning. On stage at the New York Met, starring in the title role of Rossini’s bewitching Armida, she is dazzlingly glamorous. Today, in her penthouse apartment on the Upper West Side of New York, she is gorgeously pretty, with fashionable tousled hair and cheekbones to die for, a woman in her prime.


Renée appears on "BBC Breakfast" talk show

25 May 2010

Renée chats with BBC1 morning talk show hosts Sian and Bill about her new album, Dark Hope.

Renée performs “Hallelujah” on BBC1

24 May 2010

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