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Rodelinda Redux

10 November 2011

Rodelinda Redux

Renée Fleming returns to the title role of Handel's dramatic opera and explains why the composer continues to seize audiences' imaginations.

When Rodelinda had its Met premiere in 2004, the production was created especially for you. Why did you want to do this opera at the Met?
Well, I happen to really love Handel. And even though Rodelinda is a Baroque opera, it just seems to fit exactly right in this time and place—there’s something about Handel that feels modern. When I really looked closely at the Handel repertoire, this was one of the most interesting parts for me. First of all, how many times do I get to play a mother? As a soprano, it’s very rare. Secondly, she’s a powerful woman—her character wins the day. There were just so many aspects to the character that interested me.

The response to the premiere was extraordinary.
Yes, people loved it. I said to one of my daughters not long after, "What would you recommend as a first-time opera for another child?" And I was stunned when she said Rodelinda! [Laughing] I thought, "Right, okay. A Handel opera with 30 arias and no ensembles..."

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Renee shows why she’s People’s Diva

23 October 2011

Renee shows why she’s People’s Diva

Times of Oman | by Sarah MacDonald

MUSCAT: Renée Fleming is called the People’s Diva for a reason. She doesn’t have any airs, and her engaging charm works its way into the hearts of anyone who sees her sing. 

Fleming, the renowned American soprano, made her regional debut last Friday at the Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from London, conducted by Joana Carneiro. 

From the moment she walked onto the stage in a beautiful greenish-gold gown, Fleming’s sweet smile and modesty were apparent, and it was like meeting someone you immediately wanted to befriend.

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Renee Fleming to honor 9/11 victims with free Millennium Park concert in Chicago

7 September 2011

Renee Fleming to honor 9/11 victims with free Millennium Park concert in Chicago

Associated Press – Opera star soprano Renée Fleming will perform a free concert in Millennium Park with the Lyric Opera on the night before the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Fleming will perform at the "Stars of the Lyric Opera at Millennium Park" concert on Sept. 10. The opera says the program will honor "the victims of 9/11, their families and the men and women of the armed services." Fleming will be joined by tenors Matthew Polenzani and René Barbera, bass-baritone James Morris, sopranos Anna Christy and Susanna Phillips, mezzo-sopranos Jamie Barton and Emily Fons, and baritone Ljubomir Puskaric. French conductor Emmanuel Villaume will lead the Lyric Opera's orchestra. Fleming was announced last year as a creative consultant for the Lyric Opera.

Tune in! Renée at the 2011 Salzburg Festival

5 August 2011

Tune in! Renée at the 2011 Salzburg Festival

Watch online for free beginning August 8!  Renée takes the stage at the famed Salzburg Festival to perform an all-Strauss program with Christian Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic.

 For details, visit medici.tv

Renée Fleming. Die Biografie meiner Stimme

2 June 2011

Renée Fleming. Die Biografie meiner Stimme

Aktualisierte Neuausgabe, deutsch
Kritik in 'Der neue Merker', März 2011
- unterhaltsam und lehrreich | PDF lesen

Die amerikanische Sopranistin Renée Fleming zählt zu den größten Opern- und Liedsängerinnen unserer Zeit. Keine bedeutende Bühne dieser Welt, auf der sie nicht schon gestanden, kein berühmter Dirigent oder renommiertes Orchester, mit dem sie nicht schon zusammengearbeitet hätte. Auch jenseits des klassischen Musikbetriebs ist Renée Fleming ein gefragter Star, der mit seiner Stimme Millionen verzaubert, ob bei Barack Obamas Amtseinführung, zum 20-jährigen Jubiläum der Samtenen Revolution in Prag, bei zahlreichen Spendengalas oder als Popsängerin. In diesem Buch zeichnet sie auf sehr persönliche und offene Weise ihren Lebensweg nach. Opernfreunden vermittelt sie einen lebhaften Eindruck vom Alltag eines Profimusikers, Nachwuchskünstlern ein realistisches Bild von den harten Anforderungen, die der Sängerberuf mit sich bringt. (he) 

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Renée Fleming: International opera diva with a singular career based on personal choices

18 May 2011

Renée Fleming: International opera diva with a singular career based on personal choices

American soprano to take stage at the Athens Concert Hall on Saturday, May 14

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