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Renée Elected to American Academy

4 May 2013

Renée Elected to American Academy

Renée was elected last month to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, chartered during the American Revolution "to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honour, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people." Other artists and writers elected in this year's class include Herbie Hancock, Bruce Springsteen, Richard Stoltzman, Athol Fugard, Julian Barnes, Robert De Niro, and Sally Field.

Renée Discusses Cultural Initiatives

22 April 2013

Renée Discusses Cultural Initiatives

On April 17, Renée was featured with Damian Woetzel in a conversation about artists’ civic responsibility and role in society, for The Aspen Institute Arts Program. The event began with a reception at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute. Afterward, Renée was honored to meet with former President of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser (picture above). Currently the UN High-Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, Mr. Al-Nasser is developing “Voices for Dialogue of Cultures,” a new initiative to harness arts and music to foster an international culture of peace.

Classical Action Gala a Success

20 April 2013

Classical Action Gala a Success

Renée hosted  the 20th Anniversary gala benefit forClassical Action: Performing Arts Against Aids at the New York's Hudson Theatre on April 11. The evening raised a remarkable $280,900 and featured performances by Eric Owens, Natasha Paremski, Anne-Marie McDermott, Fred Hersch, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Karen Akers.Renée capped off  the evening with an emotional rendition of John Lennon and Paul McCartney's "In My Life," arranged and performed by jazz great Fred Hersch on piano. Part of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Classical Action helps provide access to life-saving medications, health care, counseling, nutritious meals and emergency financial assistance for men, women and children across the country. Photo by Steve J. Sherman

Renée and Susan Graham team up for a "Soirée Française

23 January 2013

Renée and Susan Graham team up for a

This month and next, Renée is joining her friend Susan Graham on a rare duo recital tour of elegant French vocal treasures, including the “Flower Duet” from Delibes’s Lakmé, the Barcarolle from Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, Fauré’s achingly beautiful “Pavane,” and Debussy’s “Mandoline,” “Beau soir,” and “Clair de lune” (for solo piano). Other highlights include songs by Reynaldo Hahn and duets by Berlioz, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and Messager. With pianist Bradley Moore, Renée and Susan hope to conjure the world of the Belle Époque salon, where legendary divas mixed with artists, composers, and the beau (and demi-) monde. To see the ladies'' candid chat about the program, their friendship, and their on-stage history together, click here and here. The LA Times called the recital, "Ravishing, haunting — a kind of perfumed pleasure that belongs, hélas, to a bygone era." To read the full review, click here.
photo courtesy of Craig T. Mathew/ LA Phil

Grammy® Nomination for “Poèmes”

6 December 2012

Grammy® Nomination for “Poèmes”

For the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, Renée Fleming has been nominated for Best Classical Vocal Solo for Poèmes. A three-time Grammy winner, Ms. Fleming won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance for Verismo (Decca/September 2009), a CD featuring a collection of rarely heard Italian arias.

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Renée Named 2012 Singer of the Year

6 August 2012

Renée Named 2012 Singer of the Year

The German ECHO Awards have announced that Renée will receive the "Singer of the Year" award on October 14 for her Decca/Universal album"Poèmes,"  featuring music of Ravel, Messiaen, and Dutilleux.

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