17 February 2010
Opera Chic: The five best-dressed Opera Singers
by Opera Chic
Maria Callas aside, Opera Chic has long wept over the poor fashion choices of her favorite opera singers. On stage (and especially off) many if not most of the great stars of the past were quite often downright dowdy....
San Francisco Classical Voice
29 November 2009
Soprano Renée Fleming: Golden Girl, Undaunted
by Georgia Rowe
Renée Fleming is one of the opera world’s most recognizable divas. Blessed with gorgeous good looks and a golden voice, the Pennsylvania-born soprano started her career in Mozart roles and soon moved on to her favorite composer, Richard Strauss.
24 October 2009
An audience with Renée Fleming
by Neil Fisher
She is America’s most-loved opera star, but she doesn’t play the grande dame offstage. She talks about the secret of success, how she beat stage fright — and the curse of the BlackBerry.
4 September 2009
Down-to-earth diva Fleming delves into "Verismo"
NEW YORK (Billboard) - There are divas, and then there's Renee Fleming.
During her 25-year career, the opera soprano has accrued all the trappings and tributes of international prima donna-dom. Designers like John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld and Oscar De La Renta have dressed her in glittering custom threads for her gala performances. Heads of state have commissioned her performances, including President Barack Obama, at his January inauguration celebration. She's the face of Rolex in select print campaigns. She has inspired and named a perfume (Coty's La Voce by Renee Fleming), a flower (the Renee Fleming Iris) and even a chocolate dessert (Master Chef Daniel Boulud's La Diva Renee).
10 June 2009
The Diva Returns: An Interview with Renée Fleming on La traviata at the ROH
'There's a nice affable person behind this wall called classical music.'
11 November 2008
by Oussama Zahr
Renée Fleming is an icon. Now, let's discuss what that means. There are singers, including Fleming, who enjoy a charmed beginning, when critical approval and popular demand are bestowed as a single, delicious benediction. Some of those careers don't survive the fad. Then, there are very good singers who travel just below the radar, but their names fail to linger in the air after their final bow; they usually become the obsession of connoisseurs. And of course, there are the living legends who dominate the industry but don't pursue a larger brand outside of it....