The radiant sound, the sparkling stage presence and their extraordinary artistic skill are just some of the aspects that make Fleming one of the most popular and famous singers in the world. They fascinated the audience with the freshness and purity of her tone and exceptional musical intelligence and grace. Her passionate commitment for creativity in art they profiled not only as a pioneer of new music, but also as an advocate of neglected masterpieces.
In the 2007-08 season she wowed the audience Opera in New York, Chicago and Vienna. At the Metropolitan Opera she sang two of her most famous roles: Violetta (La traviata) In November 2007 and Desdemona (Otello) in February of 2008. La traviata stood for you also in January 2008 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in the program, and in June they appeared at the Vienna State Opera in a new production of Strauss' Capriccio. In the gala opening concert of the Met season 2008-09 Renee Fleming sings in september staged excerpts from three different operas: Verdi La traviata (Act 2), Massenet Manon (Act 3) and caprice (Final scene), before returning to resume the Strauss opera to Vienna. In November 2008 she sings the title role in Lucrezia Borgia at the Washington National Opera under the baton of Placido Domingo, and in December 2008 it appears in Thais at the Met.
As the world celebrated and welcome artist Renée Fleming sang the opening of the 2007-08 season in the gala concerts of the National Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic; the 50th anniversary of the Dallas Opera she gave a solo concert there. Another highlight was that of Henri Dutilleux fOr composed the vocal cycle Le Temps L'Horloge, she brought in September with Seiji Ozawa at the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan the world premiere. Later in the season she led the work on with James Levine and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the local Symphony Hall and New York's Carnegie Hall. In spring 2008, Renée Fleming sang the Four Last Songs Strauss, in addition to other songs and arias of composers in a concert with the Munich Philharmonic under the baton of Christian Thielemann - a program that was recorded for the present CD by Decca.
In November 2007 Decca on DVD, the production of La traviata at the Los Angeles Opera, the cast with Renee Fleming, Rolando Villazón and Renato Bruson. Their performances in Eugene Onegin (At the Metropolitan Opera in New York) and Arabella (At the opera house ZÜrich) are captured on film and since 2007/2008 available as Decca DVDs. In autumn 2006, the CD was released Homage - The Age of the Diva, on the two-time Grammy winner sings rarely heard works that are associated with legendary performers of the past. Renée Fleming has been nominated nine times for a Grammy and has an amazingly broad discography: from the complete recording of Strauss' Daphne About the soundtrack to The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King up to the Jazz Retrospective Haunted Heart. For Daphne she received the 2006 Echo Klassik, and with Classical Brits Awards in 2004 she Outstanding in category contribution to music and honored in 2003 as artist of the year.
In May 2007, the DVD production was of caprice, with Renée Fleming in the title role, the Prix Maria Callas Orphée d'Or of the Académie du Disque Lyric, which had already given her in 1996 the very first Prix Solti Orphée d'Or.
Renee Fleming has many other prominent artists inspired, such as Chuck Close and Robert Wilson, whose portraits were auctioned by it in the charity auction of the Metropolitan Opera of 2007. Another portrait, this time by Francesco Clemente, was issued in spring 2007 at the Salzburg Easter Festival. Numerous official honors have become afforded is i.a. was appointed Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur by the French government (2005) and before the Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2002), the award of Ehrenmitgliedschaftder Royal Academy of Music (2003) and an honorary doctorate by the Juilliard School (2003), where she appeared as a keynote speaker.
Renee Fleming is strongly committed to literacy and has in the US campaigns of Publishers' Association (Get Caught Reading) and fOr the Library Association, organized by the magazine publishers poster campaign involved READ. From the Public Library New York, she was appointed to the "Library Lion" (read Star). Her book The Inner Voice was published in 2004 by Viking Penguin and the following year in paperback by Penguin; 2005, the German edition followed by the Henschel Verlag: The biography of my voice. This personal insight into a career and work on and with the singer's voice was also published in France by Éditions Fayard, in the UK by Virgin Books and in Japan from Shunjusha.
In addition to her stage and studio work Renée Fleming represented since 2001 in print advertising the watch brand Rolex. The master chef Daniel Boulud has created in her honor the dessert "La Diva Renée" (1999), and according to her the "Renée Fleming Iris" (2004) is named, which in turn has been nachgestaltet from manufactory Boehm as porcelain art. In 2001, she was picked up by Mr Blackwell in the famous list of best-dressed people, and their garments are designed fOr of Gianfranco Ferre, Issey Miyake, Bill Blass, Vivienne Westwood, Angel Sanchez, Oscar de la Renta and Dior John Galliano.
Fleming was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Rochester (New York). She studied at the Juilliard School, earned degrees from the State University of New York at Potsdam and the Eastman School of Music and a Fulbright scholarship early recognitions came in the form of the Metropolitan Opera National Auditions, the Richard Tucker Award and the George London Prize. It belongs to the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Hall Corporation and the Advisory Board of the White Nights Foundation of America.
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