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Renee Fleming , Danielle de Niese - 102nd Annual Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Millennium Park at Millennium Park - Chicago, Illinois, United States - Tuesday 24th November 2015

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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

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Renee Fleming - Opening night of Verdi's Otello at the Metropolitan Opera House - Arrivals at Lincoln Center - New York, New York, United States - Monday 21st September 2015

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Renee Fleming - A host of stars were snapped as they arrived to the Women's Brain Health Initiative launch which was held at Urban Zen in New York, United States - Monday 23rd March 2015

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Surprise, Surprise: Renee Fleming, A True Singer, Nails National Anthem At Super Bowl


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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.

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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.

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Renee Fleming Announced For Super Bowl 2014: A Look Back On Some Of The Great Anthem Singers Through The Years


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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.

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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.

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Renee Fleming and Sage Ross - Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass' New York Premiere at Museum of Modern Art - New York City, NY, United States - Tuesday 3rd September 2013

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