Renee Fleming News

BWW Review: Renee Fleming Glows in the Desert Sun of Kevin Puts' LETTERS FROM GEORGIABWW Review: Renee Fleming Glows in the Desert Sun of Kevin Puts' LETTERS FROM GEORGIA
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 17, 2016

Georgia O'Keeffe dressed in monk-like clothes and probably wouldn't have worn lipstick on a dare--hardly the image you'd associate with glamorous soprano Renee Fleming. But when Fleming opened her mouth and began to sing the first of the five songs in Kevin Puts' song cycle, LETTERS FROM GEORGIA, at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, these two disparate artists became one. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/12/2016
by - Nov 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/12/2016. (more...)

BWW Interview, Part II: Composer Kevin Puts, Soprano Renee Fleming and Developing LETTERS FROM GEORGIABWW Interview, Part II: Composer Kevin Puts, Soprano Renee Fleming and Developing LETTERS FROM GEORGIA
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 11, 2016

Since writing his first opera, SILENT NIGHT--the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner for Music--with librettist Mark Campbell, composer Kevin Puts he has done two other operas, also with Campbell. This time around, he has a different collaborator: famed American artist Georgia O'Keeffe, whose correspondence provides the text of his song cycle, LETTERS FROM GEORGIA, commissioned for opera superstar Renee Fleming by the Eastman School of Music. It makes its New York debut on November 14. (more...)

National Chorale Presents Beethoven's Symphony #9 and a Musical World Premiere of Goodnight MoonNational Chorale Presents Beethoven's Symphony #9 and a Musical World Premiere of Goodnight Moon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2016-2017 Season at Lincoln Center withBeethoven's Symphony #9 and the World Premiere of a musical adaptation of Goodnight Moon. (more...)

Annie Potts to Narrate National Chorale's Musical Premiere of GOODNIGHT MOON at Lincoln CenterAnnie Potts to Narrate National Chorale's Musical Premiere of GOODNIGHT MOON at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2016-2017 Season at Lincoln Center with Beethoven's Symphony #9 and the World Premiere of a musical adaptation of Goodnight Moon on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/5/2016
by - Nov 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/5/2016. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Perform at NJ PAC, TodayRenee Fleming to Perform at NJ PAC, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Experience the exquisite Renee Fleming -- in recital, in the acoustic splendor of Prudential Hall, accompanied by pianist Gerald Martin Moore. One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renee Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. At a White House ceremony in 2013, the President awarded her the National Medal of Arts, America's highest honor for an individual artist. Known as 'the people's diva' and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she continues to grace the world's greatest opera stages and concert halls, now extending her reach to include other musical forms and media. In recent years, Renee has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series for movie theaters and television, and Live From Lincoln Center on PBS. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the first classical artist to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELDPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 3, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, opened just last night, November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street).  (more...)

BWW Review: An Old-Fashioned Opera Hoedown at Carnegie Hall's Richard Tucker GalaBWW Review: An Old-Fashioned Opera Hoedown at Carnegie Hall's Richard Tucker Gala
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 2, 2016

Returning to Carnegie Hall this year after more than 25 years, the Richard Tucker Gala—celebrating the current winner of the Richard Tucker Award, soprano Tamara Wilson, as well as the life and career of the famed tenor for whom it was named—was a grand night for singing. (more...)

NJPAC To Include London Symphony Orchestra, Renee Fleming and More!NJPAC To Include London Symphony Orchestra, Renee Fleming and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 Classical season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Find out what's happening this month at NJPAC! (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer Kevin Puts, the Pulitzer Prize and Atlanta Opera's SILENT NIGHTBWW Interview: Composer Kevin Puts, the Pulitzer Prize and Atlanta Opera's SILENT NIGHT
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 31, 2016

"Art isn't easy," Stephen Sondheim wrote famously in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. Some artists, however, make it look simpler than others--like composer Kevin Puts, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for SILENT NIGHT, with Mark Campbell's libretto, for his first try at the notoriously difficult art form. (The Southeast premiere is opening at Atlanta Opera on November 5.) Easy? Well, looks can be deceiving. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tituss Burgess and Renee Fleming Duet at 2016 Sing for Hope GalaPhoto Flash: Tituss Burgess and Renee Fleming Duet at 2016 Sing for Hope Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

International opera star Renee Fleming and Emmy Award nominee Tituss Burgess performed together for the first time, for an audience that includes opera stars Joyce DiDonato, Paul Appleby and Diana Soviero, Ann Ziff, Margie Loeb, Miriam Morales ('Orange Is The New Black'), poker star Beth Shak, Nobel Laureates Dr. Muhammad Yunus and Dr. James Watson, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Mercedes Bass, Dave Gilboa (Warby Parker), Angela Birchett (The Color Purple), Grammy nominee Emily King, and more at Sing for Hope's 10th Anniversary Gala this Monday at Tribeca Rooftop. BroadwayWorld has photos from the performance and the gala below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tituss Burgess, Renee Fleming and More Arrive at 2016 Sing for Hope GalaPhoto Flash: Tituss Burgess, Renee Fleming and More Arrive at 2016 Sing for Hope Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

International opera star Renee Fleming and Emmy Award nominee Tituss Burgess performed together for the first time, for an audience that includes opera stars Joyce DiDonato, Paul Appleby and Diana Soviero, Ann Ziff, Margie Loeb, Miriam Morales ('Orange Is The New Black'), poker star Beth Shak, Nobel Laureates Dr. Muhammad Yunus and Dr. James Watson, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Mercedes Bass, Dave Gilboa (Warby Parker), Angela Birchett (The Color Purple), Grammy nominee Emily King, and more at Sing for Hope's 10th Anniversary Gala this Monday at Tribeca Rooftop. Scroll down for photos of the stars arriving for the event! (more...)

New York Wine Events to Present 4th Annual NYC Autumn Wine Festival at NYY Steak in Manhattan, November 19.New York Wine Events to Present 4th Annual NYC Autumn Wine Festival at NYY Steak in Manhattan, November 19.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

New York Wine Events is pleased to announce its 4th Annual NYC Autumn Wine Festival will be returning to NYY Steak in midtown Manhattan on Saturday, November 19. General admission sessions will be held at 2:30-5pm and 7:30-10pm. A special Premium Early Access ticket offers guests the option of walking the upscale food and wine event one hour earlier than the rest of the crowd, commencing at 1:30pm for the afternoon session and 6:30pm for the evening. (more...)

MasterVoices to Present New York Premiere of 27 at New York City CenterMasterVoices to Present New York Premiere of 27 at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, beginning with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's 27, specially adapted for MasterVoices, on October 20 and 21, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Opera at NJPAC Presents Renee FlemingOpera at NJPAC Presents Renee Fleming
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Renee Fleming. Renee Fleming's radiant voice soars in songs and arias from France and Italy, plus Schumann's exquisite "A Woman's Life and Love," and selections from Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Pianist Gerald Martin Moore is accompanist.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

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BWW Interview: This is the Moment For Getting to Know Kelli O'Hara in Her Enchanted EveningBWW Interview: This is the Moment For Getting to Know Kelli O'Hara in Her Enchanted Evening
by Gil Kaan - Oct 12, 2016

Any Broadway musical aficionado will be very familiar with the mere mention of Kelli O'Hara. Since landing her first Broadway role in JEKYLL & HYDE in 2000, Kelli has become the go-to staple for strong, three-dimensional women - who just happens to possess the voice of an angel. Long overdue for her Tony Award recognition, her name was called for her role in THE KING & I. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Perform at NJ PAC, 11/4Renee Fleming to Perform at NJ PAC, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Experience the exquisite Renee Fleming -- in recital, in the acoustic splendor of Prudential Hall, accompanied by pianist Gerald Martin Moore. One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renee Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. At a White House ceremony in 2013, the President awarded her the National Medal of Arts, America's highest honor for an individual artist. Known as 'the people's diva' and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she continues to grace the world's greatest opera stages and concert halls, now extending her reach to include other musical forms and media. In recent years, Renee has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series for movie theaters and television, and Live From Lincoln Center on PBS. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the first classical artist to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. (more...)

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