Renee Fleming, Russ Titelman , John Titta - The Jazz Foundation of America presents the 14th Annual 'A Great Night in Harlem' at the Apollo Theater - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 22nd October 2015
Renee Fleming - The 81st Annual Drama League Awards and Luncheon at the New York Marriott Marquis at Marriot Marquis Times Square, Drama League Awards, New York Marriott Marquis - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 15th May 2015
Opera singer Renee Fleming is set to make her Broadway debut next year (15).
The soprano will appear in Joe DiPietro's Living On Love next spring (15) at the Longacre Theatre.
The production, which is based on Garson Kanin's 1985 stageshow Peccadillo, first played at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts in the summer (14).
Continue reading: Renee Fleming To Make Broadway Debut
The Police hitmaker was originally slated to perform at a scholarship fundraiser for the University of St. Andrews on Tuesday (08Dec14), which will be attended by the royal couple, but he had to drop out due to his Broadway commitments with stage show The Last Ship.
Fleming has now stepped in to replace him at the black-tie gala event, which will also feature Tom Hanks.
American soprano Renee Fleming has swapped opera for acting to make her debut in a play at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.
The opera veteran is no stranger to the stage, but for the first time in her three-decade long career, she has stepped into the spotlight without a musical score to accompany her.
In Living on Love, Fleming plays a beloved American opera diva married to a fiery composer, and it co-stars Douglas Sills as her onstage husband, as well as Veep actress Anna Chlumsky and actor Justin Long.
Continue reading: Renee Fleming Wins Praise For Play Debut
Fleming's performance is receiving mixed reviews so far.
Although Renee Fleming’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner last night may have been slightly overshadowed by Bruno Mars’ half-time show, the soprano singer managed to shine none the less. Fleming’s appointment to open the game was an obvious departure from the NFL’s recent tradition to give the job to a pop singer – Fleming is an opera soprano and one of the most respected classical singers in the US, so she was bound to deliver a show-stopping performance. Most importantly, she didn’t mess up the lyrics, which is a step up from… other performances in recent memory.
Fleming's appointment to sing the anthem was a breakthrough for classical singers into a whole new market.
Fleming delivered a more poppy Star-Spangled Banner than one might expect from an opera singer. Even though she certainly sang with the kind of skill and control that can only be achieved through classical training, the embellishments she added to parts of the song sounded closer to a more disciplined Mariah Carey, than a straight-up classical singer.
Queen Latifah has been chosen to perform 'America the Beautiful' at the Super Bowl on February 2.
Queen Latifah will perform 'America the Beautiful' at the Super Bowl.
The actress-and-singer has been enlisted to sing the patriotic tune during the pre-game show at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on February 2.
According to the New York Daily News newspaper, opera singer Renee Fleming has been tapped to sing the National Anthem, with Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers taking to the stage for the halftime show.
Continue reading: Queen Latifah To Perform At Super Bowl
And your Super Bowl performer this year is... Renee Fleming. Let's see what she's up against.
Opera soprano Renee Fleming has been announced to sing the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Feb. 2. Fleming’s appointment is a pretty big deal, considering that the Super Bowl is easily the most watched television event of the year in the US. Last year, 111 million people nationwide tuned into the game, the infamous Super Bowl ads and, of course, the half time show. Fleming is also a bit of an unusual choice, given that the anthem has been performed by mainstream pop stars every year for the past decade.
When it comes to performing live, Fleming is a trusted veteran.
Some of the performances have been stunning and unforgettable, like Aretha Franklin’s 2006 rendition, while others, like Christina Aguilera’s 2011 blunder might be better left forgotten. Hopefully, this year’s anthem performance will have patriots in tears (the good kind), but if not, there are always these historical renditions to look back on fondly.
American opera star Renee Fleming has pulled out of plans to perform in Lebanon due to the ongoing conflict in neighbouring Syria.
The soprano had been booked to open the Baalbek music festival with a concert on 30 June (13), but she has since axed the show as the civil war rages on.
Meanwhile, organisers have been forced to find a new venue for this year's (13) event as the Syrian war spills over into Baalbek's Bekaa Valley, which typically serves as the location for the gigs. Members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah have clashed with Syrian rebels east of the town of Baalbek, while rockets have also landed nearby.
Continue reading: Opera Singer Renee Fleming Axes Concert In Lebanon
The renowned cellist Yo-yo Ma has performed a collaboration with a high school choir from Chicago, in order to promote education in the arts. The performance also included the soprano Renee Fleming and took place at the State of Illinois building in downtown Chicago.
Accompanied by the students, Ma and Fleming led a performance of 'America the Beautiful.' The performance marked a collaboration between the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Renee Fleming Initiative and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Citizen Musician Initiative. The aim of both programmes is to spread enthusiasm for and enjoyment of music in the communities around Chicago. In the Washington Post, Yo-Yo Ma is quoted as saying "An integrated arts curriculum is to me, it means that we have people who are in touch with who they are on the inside and in touch with what they can receive from the outside. That to me will create the best possible work force."The performance was attended by Chicago's Governor Pat Quinn and earlier in the day, the two classical music stars had visited Lake View High School, where they attended classes. Renee Fleming said that the purpose of the collaboration was "very much about making sure kids are able to express themselves in all of the arts and have access to and exposure to the visual arts and theater and music and dance and try all of it. Because that's how they figure out who they are."
Charlene Wittstock, the South African former Olympic swimmer, married her long-time love Prince Albert II in Monaco on Friday (1st July 2011). Wittstock became the first Princess of the principality since the movie star Grace Kelly, who walked down the aisle with Albert's father Prince Rainer Iii in 1956, reports US Weekly Magazine.
Continue reading: Charlene Wittstock Follows In Footsteps Of Grace Kelly
Opera singer Renee Fleming is engaged after her longterm partner proposed.
The American soprano met lawyer Tim Jessell after they were set up on a blind date by author Ann Patchett two years ago (09).
The pair then embarked on a long-distance relationship, with Fleming living in New York and Jessell residing in Washington, D.C.
Fleming is now planning a small celebration with close family and friends when they exchange nuptials later this year (11), reports New York Post gossip column Page Six.
Continue reading: Opera Singer Renee Fleming Engaged