Renée Fleming Soprano

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Biography

A five-time Grammy® winner and the US National Medal of Arts, Renée Fleming performs on the greatest international opera stages. She has appeared on many TV and radio shows. She recorded the movie soundtracks of The Shape of Water and The Lord of the Rings, but also complete operas as well as recitals of melodies, independent rock and jazz. During the pandemic, she performed online concerts streamed on digital platforms. 

She is known to be a leading advocate of research at the intersection of the arts, health and neuroscience, and her weekly online show “Music and Mind LIVE” won in 2020 the Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion. She leads the Carnegie Hall’s SongStudio, an intensive program for young singers and pianists, and is the co-director of Aspen Opera Center and VocalArts at the Aspen Music Festival. This season, she performed in the world premiere of The Hours at Metropolitan Opera New York. 

Her latest album (2023) is a two-disc compilation of her greatest moments live at the Metropolitan Opera. Her previous album, Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene, won a 2023 Grammy Award for Best Solo Classical Vocal Album. Her book, The Inner Voice, was published by Viking Penguin in 2004, and its paperback edition is now in its sixteenth printing. 

She was awarded the ‘Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Meda’, Germany's Cross of the Order of Merit, Sweden’s Polar Prize, and the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in France.

At the Paris Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro (Countess Almaviva), 1991 ; Don Giovanni (Donna Anna), Faust (Marguerite), 1996 ; Der Rosenkavalier (the Marschallin), 1997 ; Manon (title-role), 1997, 2001 ; Alcina (title-role), 1999 ; Rusalka (title-role), 2002 ; Capriccio (the Countess), 2004 ; Otello (Desdemona), 2011 ; Arabella (title-role), 2012 ; gala Renée Fleming, 2022.

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