One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée
Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling
stage presence. 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.
Ms. Fleming has been sought after on numerous distinguished occasions, from the 2006 Nobel
Peace Prize ceremony to the opening Olympic Committee Gala for the 2012 London Olympics. In
January 2009, Ms. Fleming was featured in the televised We Are One: The Obama Inaugural
Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial concert. Last June, in an historic first, Ms.
Fleming sang on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee Concert for HM
Queen Elizabeth II. Ms. Fleming has performed for the US Supreme Court and, in 2009,
celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Czech Republic's "Velvet Revolution" at the
invitation of Václav Havel. An additional distinction came in 2008, when Ms. Fleming became
the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an
opening night gala.
Ms. Fleming was heard last summer in the title role of Arabella at the Opéra
Bastille, under the baton of Philippe Jordan. In August, she was the Marschallin in Der
Rosenkavalier in Munich, conducted by Constantin Trinks. At the Metropolitan
Opera this fall, she sang Desdemona in Otello, conducted by Semyon Bychkov. Her
concert calendar this year has included the gala opening of the Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra's season, the inaugural concerts of Christian Thielemann as principal conductor
of the Staatskapelle Dresden, and the inaugural gala of Yannick Nézet-Séguin as music
director of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Her 2012-2013 recital schedule includes Rio de
Janeiro, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Quito, Bogota, Guayaquil, Geneva, London, Paris, Vienna,
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Taipei.
Ms. Fleming won her fourth Grammy Award for her album Poèmes, featuring a
collection of 20th-century French masterpieces. In February 2012, she received the Victoire
d'Honneur, the highest award conveyed by Victoires de la Musique. In recent years, this
14-time Grammy-nominated artist has recorded a diverse range of music, from Strauss's
Daphne, to the jazz album Haunted Heart, to the film soundtrack for
The Lord of the Rings and Alexandre Desplat's theme song "Still Dream" for
Rise of the Guardians. Among her numerous awards are the Fulbright Lifetime
Achievement Medal, Sweden's Polar Music Prize, the Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur,
Honorary Membership in the Royal Academy of Music, and honorary doctorates from Carnegie
Mellon University, Eastman School of Music, and The Juilliard School.
Ms. Fleming is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of The Carnegie Hall
Corporation and the Board of Sing for Hope. In 2010, she was named the first-ever creative
consultant at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Visit reneefleming.com for more information.