24 February 2010
Arcade Fire, Death Cab, Mars Volta Get Operatic on Renee Fleming Album
“[T]he scrappy soprano Renee Fleming has decided to come at it from the other side of the divide with her upcoming album, Dark Hope. Fleming is well aware that entering the rock realm requires an adjustment in her vocal approach, and she recorded her vocals for the album pop-style, close-miked in a small vocal booth, as opposed to the usual operatic recording mode. "I felt it would be fascinating to learn a completely different style of singing" says the adventurous songbird.”
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.'