Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming is one of the most highly acclaimed singers of our time, performing in the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls. Honored with four Grammy Awards and the U.S. National Medal of Arts, she has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

In 2014, she became the first classical artist ever to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl. Fleming has starred in and hosted an array of television broadcasts, including “The Met: Live in HD” and “Live from Lincoln Center.” Her voice is featured on the soundtracks of best picture Oscar winners “The Shape of Water” and “The Lord of the Rings.” 

During the pandemic, her performances on digital platforms have included streamed concerts for the Metropolitan Opera, the Kennedy Center, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In 2020, she launched “Music and Mind LIVE,” a weekly web series exploring the intersection of music and arts with human health and the brain, amassing more than 650,000 views, from 70 countries. In recent years, she has become known as a leading advocate for research at the intersection of the arts and health. 

In 2019, Fleming performed world premieres of works by André Previn and Kevin Puts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and starred in the London premiere of “The Light in the Piazza,” later bringing the acclaimed production to Los Angeles and Chicago. She earned a Tony nomination for the 2018 Broadway production of “Carousel.”  

She is artistic adviser to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, co-artistic director of Aspen Opera Theater and VocalArts and artistic director of Carnegie Hall’s SongStudio. Other honors include the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur and honorary doctorates from numerous leading universities. 

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