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Renée Fleming

American opera soprano

Renée Fleming

American opera soprano
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birthday
14th
February, 1959
Birth Place
Indiana, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Birth Sign
aquarius
Biography

Ren e Lynn Fleming (born February 14, 1959) is an American operatic soprano, known for performances in opera, concerts, recordings, theater, film, and at major public occasions. Fleming has a full lyric soprano voice. She has performed coloratura, lyric, and lighter spinto soprano operatic roles in Italian, German, French, Czech, and Russian, aside from her native English. Her signature roles include Countess Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello, Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata, the title role in Dvo k’s Rusalka, the title role in Massenet’s Manon, the title role in Massenet’s Tha s, Tatyana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, the title role in Richard Strauss’s Arabella, the Marschallin in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, the Countess in Strauss’s Capriccio, and Blanche DuBois in Andr Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire.
A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, Fleming has been nominated for 17 Grammy Awards and has won four times. Fleming regularly performs in opera houses and concert halls worldwide, receiving international acclaim and recognition including the Chevalier de la L gion d’Honneur from the French government, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, Sweden’s Polar Music Prize and honorary membership in England’s Royal Academy of Music. Beyond opera, Fleming has sung and recorded lieder, chansons, jazz, musical theatre, and indie rock. Fleming has also recorded songs for the soundtracks of several major films, two of which won the Academy Award for Best Picture (The Shape of Water and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King). A 2018 Tony Award nominee, Fleming has acted on Broadway and in theatrical productions in London, Los Angeles and Chicago. Fleming has made numerous television appearances, and she is the only classical singer to have performed the U.S. National Anthem at the Super Bowl. On Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021, Fleming sang at a private mass attended by President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris prior to their swearing-in as, respectively, president and vice president of the US.
Since 2016, alongside her ongoing performing career, Fleming has become a prominent advocate and award-winning public speaker about the intersection of music, health, and neuroscience.
Conductor Sir Georg Solti said of Fleming: “In my long life, I have met maybe two sopranos with this quality of singing; the other was Renata Tebaldi.”

Alma Mater

SUNY Potsdam (BA) Eastman School of Music (MA) Juilliard School

Children

2

Occupation

Singer (lyric soprano) and Arts advocate

Spouses

Rick Ross (m. 1989; div. 2000) Tim Jessell (m. )

Name

Renée Fleming

Nationality

United States of America

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