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25 April 2014
Renée Fleming Reviews


Metropolitan Opera

At the Met, Renée Fleming Delivers a Botoxed Rusalka
1 Feb 14 / New York Observer
A production that respects Dvořák’s fairytale now seems tired
27 Jan 14 / Financial Times
Fleming and Beczala reign supreme
26 Jan 14 / ConcertoNet (English)
Renee Fleming melts hearts anew in 'Rusalka'
25 Jan 14 / The Huffington Post
A ‘Rusalka’ shows two sides at the Metropolitan Opera
24 Jan 14 / New York Times

Der Rosenkavalier

Vienna State Opera

Ein guter Altwiener Rosenkavalier
22 Oct 13 / Die Presse
Der Himmel muss warten
22 Oct 13 / Der Standard


The Royal Opera

Andrew Davis's conducting is passionate, lyrical and admirably free from self-indulgence
23 Jul 13 / The Guardian
Renée Fleming was an elegantly dispassionate Countess in Strauss’s wordy opera-about-opera
23 Jul 13 / Financial Times
Richard Strauss's last opera was a delectable end-of-season treat
21 Jul 13 / Telegraph
A superlative cast works at different levels in this concert performance of Strauss's operatic debate
20 Jul 13 / The Arts Desk


Vienna State Opera

La(s) pregunta(s) de la Condesa Madeleine
5 Jul 13 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)


Metropolitan Opera

Tras cuatro años ...
8 Mar 13 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
The Met's Moor in Mumbai
27 Nov 12 / Seen and Heard
Falk Struckmann’s Iago ignited the performance beyond expectations
12 Nov 12 / Opera Britannia
Close-ups do no favours in Met live Otello
2 Nov 12 / Seen and Heard
The Met’s chilling ‘Otello’ all you could ask for, and Moor
26 Oct 12 / CNY Café Momus
Struckmann, Fleming and Bychkov do their best to salvage Met’s “Otello”
18 Oct 12 / Washington Post
Despite an ailing Moor, Fleming and Struckmann provide dramatic fire in Met’s “Otello”
11 Oct 12 / The Classical Review
A splendid "Otello" with a sublime Renee Fleming
11 Oct 12 / The Huffington Post
Returning to a special role, maybe for the last time
11 Oct 12 / New York Times
On the premiere of 'Otello,' the Met's mixed bag of a birthday present to Verdi
11 Oct 12 / Capital New York
O tell it: a villain’s triumphant betrayal
11 Oct 12 / New York Post

A Streetcar Named Desire

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Memorable cast for Previn’s “Streetcar”
30 Mar 13 / Seen and Heard
Though not blindingly original, 'Streetcar' music surprises
28 Mar 13 / Chicago Tribune

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American soprano Renée Fleming’s career spans over a decade. Renowned for her commanding musicianship, intelligence and interpretive abilities, she has cultivated a devoted following worldwide for her work on the operatic stage, in concerts and recitals.
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Renée Fleming Articles

Kiri at 70

Even more deserving of the sobriquet “the beautiful voice” than Renée Fleming, the natural successor who virtually copyrighted it, Kiri te Kanawa was one of the great sopranos of the 20th century.
8 Mar 2014 / The Arts Desk

Netrebko performs at the opening ceremony of Winter Olympics

First, Renée Fleming sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday. Now another world-renowned opera singer has performed at the opening of another major sports event.
8 Feb 2014 / Los Angeles Times

Renée Fleming at the Super Bowl

Renee Fleming Super Bowl National Anthem video.
3 Feb 2014 / Philadelphia Inquirer

Finally, real diva in lineup for game

Renée Fleming will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl on Sunday, a first for an opera star.
1 Feb 2014 / New York Times

Renée Fleming: the Super Bowl's unlikely opera singing superstar

Unlike pop divas preceding her, the soprano who will sing the national anthem is a varied and down-to-earth performer.
22 Jan 2014 / The Guardian

"In jedem Opernhaus ist das Genre ein bisschen tot"

Renée Fleming hat eine neue CD herausgebracht - Die US-Sopranistin darüber, wie viel Oper mit der Realität zu tun hat und ob sie ohne Honorar proben würde.
4 Jan 2014 / Der Standard

‘Beautiful voice’ Renée Fleming embraces the age of versatility

Renée Fleming, America’s leading opera star, has been dubbed “the Beautiful Voice.” And when she got a chance to program a festival at the Kennedy Center, she didn’t focus on friends, or composers, or opera.
16 Nov 2013 / Washington Post

Renée Fleming on being a musical 'olympian'

The opera superstar shares her thoughts on vocal technique, musical stamina and cross-genre collaborations.
8 Nov 2013 / Classic FM

Renée Fleming sings an operatic top ten for David Letterman

Beverly Sills used to make regular television appearances with Johnny Carson, Carol Burnett, and even the Muppets. Now another American diva took up the mantle.
27 Sep 2013 / New York Times

Curious soprano Renée Fleming adores diversity

Renée Fleming expands her repertoire whenever possible, singing everything from Arcade Fire to Stephen Foster to Massenet.
12 Sep 2013 / San Francisco Chronicle

Renée Fleming to bring 'A Streetcar Named Desire' to L.A. Opera

Renée Fleming will return to Los Angeles Opera later this season in a production of André Previn's "A Streetcar Named Desire."
5 Sep 2013 / Los Angeles Times

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Is Renee Fleming's huge payday justified?

According to Fleming hauled in a very tidy $497,000 in 2011 as a creative consultant at Lyric Opera of Chicago, one of the world's major opera companies.
26 Jul 2013 / Chicago Business Journal

Renee Fleming axes concert in Lebanon

American opera star Renee Fleming has pulled out of plans to perform in Lebanon due to the ongoing conflict in neighbouring Syria.
21 Jun 2013 / Express

A diva seeks the kindness of strangers

Renée Fleming has gotten her wish to play Blanche DuBois again at Carnegie Hall and for Lyric Opera of Chicago.
8 Mar 2013 / Wall Street Journal $

Looking back on the San Diego Opera's 2012 season

"Moby-Dick" pulled his weight, but Renée Fleming didn't.
5 May 2012 / U-T San Diego
Future plans for Renée Fleming
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Strauss, R: Der Rosenkavalier
Vienna State Opera
20 Oct 2013 to 30 Apr 2014
Previn: A Streetcar Named Desire
Los Angeles Opera
18 to 24 May 2014
Strauss, R: Capriccio
Lyric Opera of Chicago
6 to 28 Oct 2014
Strauss, R: Arabella
Semperoper Dresden
7 to 10 Nov 2014
Strauss, R: Capriccio
Semperoper Dresden
16 to 19 Nov 2014
Lehar: Die Lustige Witwe
Metropolitan Opera
31 Dec 2014 to 7 May 2015
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