Renée Fleming - Lyric Opera

Lyric Opera goes to nine productions for upcoming season

17 January 2012

Lyric Opera goes to nine productions for upcoming season

Chicago Tribune | by John von Rhein

Renée Fleming will star as Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire."

Chicago opera lovers impatient to learn what innovations Anthony Freud will put into place now that he is well and truly ensconced as general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, will have to cool their heels.

The first Lyric season to fall entirely under the new general director’s planning won’t arrive until the 2015-16 season. Just about everything else in the way of repertory and casting for the coming three seasons will have been put together by his predecessor, William Mason, and Mason’s team.

Actually, since Freud inherited Lyric’s trusty music director, Andrew Davis; its creative consultant, soprano Renee Fleming; a committed staff and a financially vigilant board, everything was in place to keep the company on a steady course before Freud’s arrival in Chicago last year.

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Creative Consultant Renée Fleming Among the Featured Artists for Lyric's Annual Gift to Chicago! "Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park"

22 August 2011

Creative Consultant Renée Fleming Among the Featured Artists for Lyric's Annual Gift to Chicago!

Creative Consultant Renée Fleming among the featured artists for Lyric’s annual gift to Chicago!

“Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park” free concert

Performance begins 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, honoring the victims of 9/11, their families, and the men and women of the armed services

Presented in cooperation with the City of Chicago and Millennium Park

Featured artists: René Barbera, Jamie Barton, Anna Christy, Renée Fleming, Emily Fons, James Morris, Susanna Phillips, Matthew Polenzani, and Ljubomir Puskaric with the Lyric Opera Orchestra led by French conductor Emmanuel Villaume

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2011 Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park

5 May 2011

2011 Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park

Renée Fleming to headline
“Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park,”
Lyric’s annual musical gift to Chicago!

Free concert performance begins 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, Presented in cooperation with the City of Chicago and Millennium Park 

Additional featured artists include Matthew Polenzani, James Morris, Anna Christy, Susanna Phillips, Jamie Barton, Ljubomir Puskaric, ensemble members of the Ryan Opera Center, and the Lyric Opera Orchestra, conducted by Emmanuel Villaume

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Renée Fleming Named by Lyric Opera of Chicago First Ever Creative Consultant

9 December 2010

Renée Fleming Named by Lyric Opera of Chicago First Ever Creative Consultant

The Board of Directors of Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that soprano RENÉE FLEMING has been named Creative Consultant, a first in this company’s history. Simultaneously, she and Sir Andrew Davis, Lyric's music director, have been elected to the Board of Directors as Vice-Presidents. Ms. Fleming’s appointment as Creative Consultant is effective immediately, for a term of five years.

The Renée Fleming Initiative is being sponsored by an Anonymous Donor, Mr. and Mrs. John V. Crowe, The Crown Family, Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Hurvis, Richard P. and Susan Kiphart, John D. and Alexandra C. Nichols, Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan, and Mr. and Mrs. William C. Vance — all of whom are prominent members of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Board of Directors.

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