Carnegie Hall Presents

Perspectives: Renée Fleming

Superstar soprano Renée Fleming brings the full breadth of her artistic curiosity to Carnegie Hall's Perspectives residency. Buy all four concerts and save 20% off the price of single tickets.


January 27, 2013
Renée Fleming
Susan Graham
Bradley Moore
March 14, 2013
A Streetcar Named Desire
April 26, 2013
New York Philharmonic
May 4, 2013
Vienna: Window to Modernity

Renée Fleming
Susan Graham
Bradley Moore

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, January 27, 2013 | 8 PM


Renée Fleming, Soprano
Susan Graham, Mezzo-Soprano
Bradley Moore, Piano


SAINT-SAËNS "Pastorale"
SAINT-SAËNS "Viens! une flûte invisible"
SAINT-SAËNS "El desdichado"
FAURÉ "Puisqu’ici bas," Op. 10, No. 1
FAURÉ "Pleurs d’or," Op. 72
FAURÉ Pavane in F-sharp Minor, Op. 50
FAURÉ "Tarentelle," Op. 10, No. 2
DEBUSSY "Clair de lune"
DEBUSSY "Mandoline"
DEBUSSY "Beau soir"
DELIBES "Les filles de Cadix"
HAHN "Le rossignol des lilas"
HAHN "Infidélité"
HAHN "Fêtes galantes"
HAHN "Le printemps"
BERLIOZ "La mort d'Ophélie," Op. 18, No. 2
ANDRÉ MESSAGER "Blanche-marie et Marie-Blanche" from Les P'tites Michu
OFFENBACH Barcarolle from Les contes d’Hoffmann
DELIBES "Duo des fleurs" from Lakmé

MOZART "Ah guarda sorella" from Così fan tutte
GUGLIELMI "La Vie en rose"
CANTELOUBE "Malurous qu'o uno fenno" from Songs of the Auvergne
HUMPERDINCK "Prayer" from Hansel and Gretel
Their pairing in Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier in 2000 and 2009 at the Metropolitan Opera is now a celebrated part of opera lore; since then, Renée Fleming and Susan Graham have teamed up time and again, creating sparks together in recordings and on the concert stage. Now these all-American divas bring their unparalleled talents to Carnegie Hall for an unforgettable night of song.


Debussy's Beau Soir

Renée Fleming, Soprano | Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
Berlioz's "La mort d'Ophélie," Op. 18, No. 2

Susan Graham, Mezzo-Soprano | Malcom Martineau, Piano

A Streetcar Named Desire

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, March 14, 2013 | 7 PM


Renée Fleming, Soprano (Blanche DuBois)
Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Baritone (Stanley Kowalski)
Susanna Phillips, Soprano (Stella Kowalski)
Anthony Dean Griffey, Tenor (Harold Mitchell, "Mitch")
Victoria Livengood, Mezzo-Soprano (Eunice Hubbell)
Dominic Armstrong, Tenor (Steve Hubbell)
Andrew Bidlack, Tenor (A Young Collector)
Georga Osborne (Nurse)
Bill Nabel (Doctor)
Brad Heikes, Brendan Irving, Kevin Reed, Patrick Stoffer, Brett Zubler (Men of New Orleans)
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Patrick Summers, Conductor
Brad Dalton, Director
Alan Adelman, Lighting Designer
Johann Stegmeir, Costume Designer


ANDRÉ PREVIN A Streetcar Named Desire (semi-staged performance) (NY Premiere)

“I depend on the kindness of strangers …” Renée Fleming originated the role of Blanche DuBois in a searing performance at the premiere of André Previn’s beautiful opera based on the Tennessee Williams classic. Now she returns to this signature role in its first complete New York performance. This semi-staged production features lighting, costumes, and an all-star cast, making it an extraordinary evening.

Please note that due to illness Jane Bunnell will not take part in this performance. Carnegie Hall is grateful to Victoria Livengood for agreeing to perform the role of Eunice on very short notice.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.


André Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire ("I Can Smell the Sea Air")

San Francisco Opera Orchestra | André Previn, Conductor | Renée Fleming, Soprano
Deutsche Grammophon

New York Philharmonic

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, April 26, 2013 | 8 PM


New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, Music Director and Conductor
Renée Fleming, Soprano


RESPIGHI Fontane di Roma
ANDERS HILLBORG The Strand Settings (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the New York Philharmonic)
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)
The incomparable Renée Fleming joins the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert for the world premiere of a new work by Swedish composer Anders Hillborg. Also on the program are Respighi’s charming Fontane di Roma and Ravel’s colorful orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.


Respighi's Fontane di Roma, La Fontana di Trevi al meriggio

Berliner Philharmoniker | Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon

Vienna: Window to Modernity

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, May 4, 2013 | 7:30 PM


Renée Fleming, Soprano and Host
Jeremy Denk, Piano
Emerson String Quartet
·· Eugene Drucker, Violin
·· Philip Setzer, Violin
·· Lawrence Dutton, Viola
·· David Finckel, Cello
Paul Neubauer, Viola
Colin Carr, Cello


R. STRAUSS Drei Lieder der Ophelia, Op. 67
BRAHMS Ophelia Lieder
SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht
WAGNER from Wesendonck Lieder, Op. 91
(arr. Rudolf Leopold)
·· "Im Treibhaus"
·· "Träume"
BRAHMS Intermezzo in A Minor, Op. 118, No. 1
BRAHMS Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2
WEIGL from Five Songs for Soprano and String Quartet
·· "Trost"
·· "Regenlied"
WELLESZ "Mir scheint, das Angesicht der Welt verging," Op. 52, No. 5 from Sonnette der Elisabeth Barrett-Browning
WEBERN Drei Stücke, 1913
ZEISL “Der Mond steht da” from Mondbilder
ZEISL "Komm süsser Tod"
ZEISL "Gigerlette"
SCHOENBERG from Cabaret Songs
·· "Galathea"
·· "Gigerlette"

TAUBER "I'm in love with Vienna"
R. STRAUSS "Morgen," Op. 27, No. 4
KORNGOLD "Frag mich oft" from Walzer aus Wien (after Johann Strauss II)
The finale of Renée Fleming's Perspectives series, Vienna: Window to Modernity is a thoughtful tribute to the time and place where the European musical tradition, under the influence of literary and visual arts, gave way to the 20th century.


Korngold's Die tote Stadt, Act 1, Glück, das mir verblieb (Mariettalied)

English Chamber Orchestra | Jeffrey Tate, Conductor | Renée Fleming, Soprano