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Renée Fleming

American opera soprano

Renée Lynn Fleming (born February 14, 1959) is an American opera singer and soprano.[1]

Renée Fleming
Renee Fleming - Copenhagen, Tivoli 2011.jpg
Born
Renée Lynn Fleming

(1959-02-14) February 14, 1959 (age 60)
ResidenceNew York City
Alma materSUNY Potsdam (BA) • Eastman School of Music (MA) • Juilliard School
OccupationOpera singer (lyric soprano)
Spouse(s)
Rick Ross
(m. 1989; div. 2000)

Tim Jessell (m. 2011)
Children2

Fleming is known for having a full lyric soprano voice.[2] She has sung chansons, jazz and indie rock.

Her best known 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 Dvořák's Rusalka, the title role in Massenet's Manon, the title role in Massenet's Thaïs, the title role in Richard Strauss's Arabella, the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, and the Countess in Capriccio.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ronni Reich (2012-01-22). "New roles, and teenage daughters, keep soprano Renee Fleming on a learning curve". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  2. Tommasini, Anthony: "For a Wary Soprano, Slow and Steady Wins the Race", The New York Times, September 14, 1997