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Renée and Lyric Opera to honor Bill Mason in Chicago

6 January 2012

Renée and Lyric Opera to honor Bill Mason in Chicago

Chicago Tribune | by John von Rhein

On Saturday night, Lyric Opera of Chicago will pay tribute to its former general director, William Mason, with a "subscriber appreciation concert" starring soprano Renee Fleming (Lyric's creative consultant) and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

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Four Last Songs broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from Royal Festival Hall

14 December 2011

Soprano Renée Fleming joins Christoph Eschenbach and the London Philharmonic Orchestra in performing Strauss's Four Last Songs at London's Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday.

Renée Fleming has a particular affinity for Four Last Songs, which she has lived with throughout her career. "So comforting and so beautiful," she says, "every time I sing it, my breathing slows down. I feel as if I'm in an altered state at the end. I never tire of it - ever." Surrounding it are performances by the LPO of two of the greatest representatives of German romanticism: Wagner's cascading overture to Tannhäuser, and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.


Renée performs aria in new Spielberg film

13 December 2011

She finally broke glass! In Steven Spielberg's latest film, The Adventures of Tintin, Renée Fleming performs Gounod's "Ah, je veux vivre" as Bianca Castafiore, the comical Italian opera diva, for one of the film's climactic moments. Based on the series of books by Hergé, the film is produced by Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy. An all-star cast includes Jamie Bell as Tintin, the young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig as the nefarious Red Rackham.

Rodelinda LIVE in HD this Saturday!

2 December 2011

Rodelinda LIVE in HD this Saturday!

Star soprano Renée Fleming reprises her stunning portrayal of the title role of Handel's Rodelinda -- watch it live December 3rd in movie theaters around the world. As the loyal queen who refuses to betray her husband, she leads an all-star cast of Baroque singers, including Stephanie Blythe, Andreas Scholl, Iestyn Davies, and Joseph Kaiser. Harry Bicket conducts the Met's acclaimed production, directed by Stephen Wadsworth.

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GRAMMY Nomination for La Traviata

1 December 2011

GRAMMY Nomination for La Traviata

Renée Fleming collected a thirteenth Grammy® nomination for Verdi's La Traviata, recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The DVD is up for Best Opera Recording in the 54th Grammy® Awards, to be held on February 12.

Singing with Renée are Joseph Calleja as Alfredo and Thomas Hampson as Germont. Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Opera Chorus. Produced by James Whitbourn for Opus Arte. 

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Renée Fleming and Alec Baldwin do it for the Kids

22 November 2011

Renée Fleming and Alec Baldwin do it for the Kids

Operachic | Renée Fleming and Alec Baldwin shared Love Letters during a Thursday night performance of the work by American playwright A.R. Gurney to benefit the Carnegie Hall Notables membership/ticket program for young music enthusiasts at Zankel Hall. 


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