Renée Fleming's New Album to Feature Songs by Muse, Death Cab for Cutie & More

World-renowned soprano Renée Fleming, who has sung many different genres including jazz, show tunes, holiday music, and film soundtracks, will now tackle the music of indie-rock bands including Muse, Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, and Death Cab For Cutie.

The Grammy-winning opera star's next CD, "Dark Hope," will also include songs by Peter Gabriel, Tears for Fears, The Mars Volta, Jefferson Airplane, and Leonard Cohen.

The album is set to be released this spring, with Amazon listing the release date as June 8. The album will be released by Decca.

According to published reports, producer David Kahne worked with the singer on the album, which was the idea of Peter Mensch and Cliff Burnstein from Q-Prime Management.

The singer is quoted describing the creation of this album as "a wonderful learning curve, one reminiscent of my early days studying Mozart as a Juilliard student."

According to Fleming, her two daughters and sister recorded back-up vocals for the album.

"Dark Hope" will contain 11 tracks, including:

Endlessly (Muse)
No One's Gonna Love You (Band of Horses)
Oxygen (Willy Mason)
Today (Jefferson Airplane)
Intervention (Arcade Fire)
With Twilight as My Guide (The Mars Volta)
Mad World (Tears for Fears)
In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)
Stepping Stone (Duffy)
Soul Meets Body (Death Cab For Cutie)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)

Renée Fleming is one of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors and Broadway crooners of all time. She continues to grace the world's greatest opera stages and concert halls. As a musical statesman, Ms. Fleming has performed for the United States Supreme Court, HRH The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace, and celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution at the invitation of Vaclav Havel. Ms. Fleming received her 12th Grammy Award nomination for her album "Verismo." In a recent review of her master class at The Juilliard School, Opera News said, "Renée Fleming is among the select group of artists who qualify as true master teachers....Fleming understands that if the art form she has served so well is to survive, the next generation needs to be nourished."

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