Renee Fleming News

Judy Kuhn & Howard McGillin Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Season Casting Announced!
by 30 Days of NYMF 2012 - Apr 18, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced exciting casting for their Main Stage productions, along with a several special events for their 2014 Summer Season. On the Main Stage: Festival veterans including Nate Corddry, Holley Fain, Christopher Fitzgerald and Nancy Opel join the cast of June Moon, directed by Jessica Stone (July 2- 13); Justin Long returns to Williamstown, joining Renee Fleming in the World Premiere of Living on Love(July 16 - 26), and theater veterans Judy Kuhn, Howard McGillin, festival favorite Roger Rees, and more join Chita Rivera in the John Doyle-directed production of The Visit, with choreography by Graciela Daniele (July 31 - August 17). (more...)

Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming Return to LA Opera in THAIS and STREETCAR, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Two of opera's greatest superstars-Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming-will return to LA Opera in May, each starring in a major LA Opera premiere. (more...)

Soprano Renee Fleming to Make Las Vegas Debut at Smith Center, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Smith Center will welcome one of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renee Fleming. Making her first-ever public recital in Las Vegas, Fleming will astound audiences with a diverse program of beloved songs and arias ranging from grand opera favorites to Broadway and The Great American Songbook, Thursday, May 1 in Reynolds Hall at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Renee & The Derelicts Perform Blues and Soul at LURA Restaurant NYC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

New York-based blues favorites Renee & The Derelicts perform classic and original blues, rock and soul tunes at popular LURA Restaurant NYC on the upper West side (949 Columbus Ave) tonight, April 5, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Millennials Approach and Amaze at Met Council Auditions Concert
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 02, 2014

In our age of 20-somethings suffering from arrested development, they say 25 is the new 15. This certainly was not true at the Met auditions concert (formally, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert, a real mouthful!). At the opera house, Sunday afternoon, the concert showcased nine competitors, all between 24 and 29 but mature artists with poise, acting ability and, yes, voices definitely worth hearing again. (more...)

Merit School of Music to Salute Renee Fleming at 35th Anniversary Gala, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Celebrating 35 years of providing music education to Chicago children, the Merit School of Music will honor internationally-recognized soprano Renee Fleming at its 35th Anniversary Gala, May 8, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago. (more...)

Renee Fleming and Jonas Kaufmann Headline Lyric's Subscriber Appreciation Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Lyric's annual Subscriber Appreciation Concert, which this year features renowned soprano and Lyric creative consultant Renee Fleming and celebrated tenor Jonas Kaufmann, has only a few seats left. Tonight's program, which begins at 7:30 pm, is a thank-you performance for Lyric's more than 25,000 subscribers. The concert with the Lyric Opera Orchestra, conducted by Lyric Music Director Sir Andrew Davis includes selections by Verdi, Massenet, Gounod, and others. (more...)

Renee & The Derelicts to Perform Blues and Soul at LURA Restaurant NYC, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

New York-based blues favorites Renee & The Derelicts perform classic and original blues, rock and soul tunes at popular LURA Restaurant NYC on the upper West side (949 Columbus Ave) on Saturday, April 5, 2014. (more...)

Renee & The Derelicts to Play LURA Restaurant, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

New York-based blues favorites Renee & The Derelicts perform classic and original blues, rock and soul tunes at popular LURA Restaurant NYC on the upper West side (949 Columbus Ave) on Saturday, April 5, 2014. (more...)

Renée Fleming and Jonas Kaufmann Headline Lyric's Subscriber Appreciation Concert, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Lyric's annual Subscriber Appreciation Concert, which this year features renowned soprano and Lyric creative consultant Renee Fleming and celebrated tenor Jonas Kaufmann, has only a few seats left. The Wednesday, March 19 program, which begins at 7:30 pm, is a thank-you performance for Lyric's more than 25,000 subscribers. The concert with the Lyric Opera Orchestra, conducted by Lyric Music Director Sir Andrew Davis includes selections by Verdi, Massenet, Gounod, and others. (more...)

ABC to Present Exclusive FIGURE SKATING Specials for 2014/15 Television Season
by TV News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Fresh off the blades of the Winter Olympics, ABC has reached a multi-year agreement with Disson Skating, a leader in family entertainment programming, for the exclusive broadcast of Disson Skating's legendary entertainment specials for the 2014/2015 television season. (more...)

YANNI Releases New Album, INSPIRATO, Available 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The beautiful instrumental melodies of internationally renowned composer YANNI have gained him over 40 platinum and gold albums throughout the world. Now his popularity looks set to cross even more borders. Working in partnership with the legendary operatic superstar Placido Domingo and Ric Wake, YANNI has assembled a stellar line-up of the greatest singers to perform on his new album, INSPIRATO, available April 29(th) on Sony Music Masterworks. His timeless compositions have been transformed by the addition of lyrics and tell the story of the loves of YANNI's life. (more...)

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, SEUSSICAL, POE and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 86th Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire have announced the Summer 2014 Theatre Season offering classic works coupled with contemporary plays. (more...)

Sony Classical Releases Schubert's Winterreise With Jonas Kaufmann And Helmut Deutsch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ If he wanted to, Jonas Kaufmann could easily fill his calendar with Verdi and Wagner, Puccini and Massenet, but however much he loves opera, he cannot live without lieder. For the German tenor, interpreting the classical lieder repertory is 'the haute ecole of singing.' It demands far more detailed work than any other vocal discipline, more color, more nuances, a greater range of dynamics and a more subtle approach to the music and words. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 2014 Super Bowl Rockets Us To Mars, With Diva Dynamite
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 03, 2014

The 2014 Super Bowl match-up between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks may have been plagued by some bizarre play-by-plays and off-the-wall athletic antics, yet the real spectacle lied in the performances by Renee Fleming, Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers - yes, that sentence now exists and that unlikely combination indeed was presented. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/1-2/2/2014
by - Feb 02, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 2, 2014 - Sunday, February 2, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: Renee Fleming Brings Opera Flair to Super Bowl XLVIII National Anthem
by TV News Desk - Feb 02, 2014

World-renowned soprano Rene Fleming sang the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl XLVIII pregame festivities at MetLife Stadium today, February 2. The performance was televised live on FOX prior to kickoff, and you can watch it in full below! (more...)

Kara Mikula Stars in CLO Cabaret's JUDGE JACKIE JUSTICE Musical, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO presents the WORLD PREMIERE of the hysterical original musical comedy Judge Jackie Justice, which will run tonight, January 31 through April 27 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Breaking: JUNE MOON, LIVING ON LOVE, THE VISIT Revival with Chita Rivera and More Set for 2014 Williamstown Theatre Festival!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 30, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced the 2014 Main Stage Season, the 60th Anniversary Season for the Tony Award-winning theatre company. The Main Stage Season will kick off on July 2, 2014 with a revival of Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman's June Moon, directed by WTF favorite Jessica Stone (July 2-13); the season will also include the World Premiere of Living on Love by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro and Garson Kanin (based on Kanin's play Peccadillo), with celebrated soprano Renee Fleming in her Festival debut, directed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (July 16 - 26), and the highly anticipated revival of Kander and Ebb's The Visit, featuring Tony Award winner Chita Rivera, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle (July 31 - August 17). (more...)

Opera Star, Renee Fleming to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

World-renowned soprano RENE FLEMING will sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl XLVIII pregame festivities at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, February 2, the NFL and FOX announced today. The performance will be televised live on FOX prior to kickoff. (more...)

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