Renée Fleming, among the best-loved and flexible sopranos from the past due 20th and early 21st hundreds of years, has been referred to as “the people’s diva,” as well as perhaps comes closer than some other singer of her time and energy to as an old-fashioned operatic superstar. Her smart repertoire decisions possess allowed her to accept a multitude of functions throughout her profession, including Baroque opera, Mozart, the Italian bel canto repertoire, Verdi, Massenet, Puccini, Richard Strauss, several modern operas, and tunes from all eras. Her tone of voice is notable because of its fullness, warmness, its creamy firmness quality, and her capability to spin out longer, velvety, legato lines. She actually is known for the strength and integrity of her dramatic portrayals and her participating stage existence. Fleming was created in Indiana, Pa, on Feb 14, 1959. Her parents had been senior high school vocal music instructors in Rochester, NY, where she mainly was raised. In 1981, she graduated through the State College or university of NY at Potsdam (where she sang within a jazz trio in a bar) using a level in music education and continuing her musical research on the Eastman College of Music, which she credits with offering her a solid educational and theoretical background. From 1983 to 1987, she was signed up for the American Opera Middle at Juilliard, where she fulfilled Beverley Johnston, the tone of voice instructor with whom she’d continue to research throughout her profession. Fleming also recalls with admiration the entire year she spent learning Lieder with Arleen Augér, on the Fulbright Scholarship or grant. In 1988, she earned the Metropolitan Opera Country wide Council Auditions as well as the George London Award (within the same week), as well as the Eleanor McCollum Competition in Houston. Fleming sang the Countess in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro on the Houston Grand Opera in 1988, produced her NEW YORK Opera debut in 1989 as Mimi in La bohème, and her Covent Backyard debut as Glauce in Cherubini’s Medea afterwards that season. In 1991, she produced her acclaimed Met debut, moving set for an indisposed Felicity Lott because the Countess within the Relationship of Figaro. The Countess was her debut function in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA (1991), Vienna Condition Opera (1993), and Glyndebourne (1994). In 1993, she produced her debut at La Scala as Donna Elvira, and she sang Eva on the 1996 Bayreuth Celebration. After that, she has continuing performances on the world’s leading opera homes and concert halls and it has continued to broaden her repertoire. One of the jobs for which she’s earned acclaim are Handel’s Alcina and Rodelinda; Rossini’s Armida, Violetta, Manon, Thaïs, Tatyana, and Rusalka; and many jobs in Strauss operas, like the Marschallin, Daphne, Arabella, as well as the Countess in Capriccio. She developed the function of Rosina in Corigliano’s The Spirits of Versailles in 1991, Madame Tourvel in Conrad Susa’s Harmful Liaisons in 1994, and Blanche DuBois in André Previn’s A Streetcar Called Desire in 1998. She’s garnered praise on her behalf many recordings, both on Disc, continues to be nominated for 12 Grammy Honours and has received four, in 1996, 1999, 2010, and 2013. Furthermore to her function in the traditional repertoire, Fleming offers recorded modern pop tunes, jazz, and film soundtracks. She’s hosted several tv and radio broadcasts, like the Metropolitan Opera’s Reside in HD series, and Live from Lincoln Middle for PBS. Her honors consist of Sweden’s Polar Reward (2008), designation as Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur from your French authorities (2005), Honorary Regular membership within the Royal Academy of Music (2003), along with a 2003 Honorary Doctorate from your Juilliard College. In 2012 she received the U.S. Country wide Medal from the Arts from Chief executive Barack Obama. Fleming’s actions in mid-career possess continued showing energy in traditional stations, but she’s also, while generally staying away from “crossover” releases, used her history in vernacular music. She’s appeared, among a great many other functions at top homes, as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello in at London’s Covent Backyard in 2005 with the Metropolitan Opera in NY in 2008-2009. Her recordings possess included a 2013 creation of Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos from Baden-Baden, Germany, released by Decca on Dvd and blu-ray in 2013. Her documenting schedule offers intensified; since 2003 she’s released a minimum of 15 CDs, covering from traditional repertory to jazz (Haunted Center, 2005, and Like Sublime, 2006) and indie rock and roll (Dark Wish, 2010, as well as the band of Björk tunes included on Distant Light, 2017). Fleming offers prevented traditional operatic stylings in her pop and jazz produces. She is the writer of the memoir, The Internal Tone of voice: The Producing of a Vocalist. .
Full Name Renée Fleming
Date Of Birth February 14, 1959
Height 1.68 m
Profession Actor, Consultant, Television producer, Opera Singer
Education State University of New York at Potsdam, Eastman School of Music, Crane School of Music, Juilliard School
Awards Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album, Classic Brit Award for Female Artist of the Year, Classic Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music
Music Songs Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro", Die lustige Witwe: Lippen schweigen, Ave Maria, Laudamus te, L'adieu Des Bergers, Mariettas Lied, Panis Angelicus, Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Casta Diva, No One’s Gonna Love You, Hallelujah, Björk: All Is Full Of Love, Dank sei dir, Herr, Maria Wiegenlied, Cacilie, Abends will ich schlafen gehn, Endlessly, Simple Song, Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op.24, Central Park Serenade, Eugen Onegin: "Nu, zaboitalas ya!" - "Puskai pogilabnu ya, no pryezhde", Domine Deus, Haunted Heart, Un bel dì vedremo, Mad World, Amazing Grace, Silver Bells, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Gia nella notte densa, Love Unspoken, Touch The Hand of Love, Porgi, amor, Und du wirst mein Gebieter sein
Albums Distant Light, Dark Hope, Sacred Songs, Christmas in New York, Signatures: Great Opera Scenes, Haunted Heart, Night Songs, Love Sublime, The Art of Renée Fleming, Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin, Poèmes, Richard Strauss: Arabella, R. Strauss Four Last Songs (Deluxe Version), Homage: The Age of the Diva, Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2009, Live), Guilty Pleasures, Strauss Heroines, Under the Stars, Verismo, Handel Arias, Mozart Arias, Mendelssohn: Elijah, Bel Canto, Donizetti: (Renée Fleming Sings) Rosmonda D'Inghilterra, Schubert Lieder, Berg: Lyric Suite; Wellesz: Sonnets By Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Op.52, R. Strauss: Daphne, Winter In New York, Previn: Diversions / Songs, Mozart: Don Giovanni (QS) (Eloquence), The Beautiful Voice, "Homage" - The Age of the Diva (Simplified Metadata), Two Worlds, Prelude to a Kiss, Renée Fleming (Simplified Metadata), Sacred Songs (Simplified Metadata), Massenet: Thaïs, I Want Magic!, Verdi: La Traviata, By Request, Tonight - Welthits von Berlin bis Broadway (Live) (Live), Mozart: Così Fan Tutte
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, Classic Brit Award for Singer of the Year, Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera
Movies In Search of Mozart, Bride of the Wind
Counts Paris (France) as her second home where she performs annually.
Living in Stamford, Connecticut.
One night holiday concert on December 6, 2005 at the Wortham Center's Brown Theater in Houston, Texas. [December 2005]
Honorary Member of Sigma Alpha Iota, professional music fraternity for women
Two daughters, Amelia, born 1992 and Sage, born 1995
Wrote a book entitled "The Inner Voice", released November 4, 2004.
Sang in a jazz trio while studying at the State University of New York at Potsdam and later toured as a singer with Illinois Jacquet's big band.
Studied at the Juilliard School and holds degrees from the State University of New York at Potsdam and the Eastman School of Music. Early recognition includes the 1988 Metropolitan Opera National Auditions, the Richard Tucker Award, the George London Prize, the Grand Prix at the International Singing Competition in Belgium, and a Fulbright Scholarship to Germany.
She was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Rochester, New York.
Both of her parents were voice teachers.
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live
Soprano / Blanche Dubois / Mme. de Tourvel
A Recital with Renée Fleming: Vienna at the Turn of the 20th Century
Muzykalnaya odisseya v Peterburge
Bride of the Wind
The Metropolitan Opera Presents
Le nozze di Figaro
The Ghosts of Versailles
Now You See Me 2
performer: "O Mio Babbino Caro - Gianni Schicchi"
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live
TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Rise of the Guardians
performer: "Still Dream"
The Diamond Jubilee Concert
TV Special performer: "Un bel dì vedremo"
The Adventures of Tintin
performer: "Ah, je veux vivre"
performer: "Barcarolle Belle nuit"
as Renee Flemming, "Ebben? Ne andrò lontana"
performer: "Così fan tutte. Soave sia il vento"
performer: "Mesicku na nebi hlubokem Song to the Moon" from Rusalka
performer: "Bella vita militar!", "Non v'e piu tempo, anici", "Di scriverni ogni giorno", "Eccovi il medico, signore belle!", "Dammi un bacio, o mio tesoro"
Look at Me
"Soave sia il vento"
Piglet's Big Movie
performer: "Comforting to Know"
Bride of the Wind
performer: "Rückert-Lieder: No. 5, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen"