Paramount Presents: Renée Fleming
Live Events | 03/3/2020 | 8:00PM
“For sheer beauty of sound, no soprano today can match Renee Fleming.” – The Wall Street Journal
“A voice as warm and rich as a fine single malt…” – The Times, London
“One of the truly magnificent voices of our time…” – Los Angeles Times
Superstar soprano Renée Fleming returns to The Paramount with pianist, Gerald Martin Moore in March of 2020. Having conquered the world of opera, in recent years the astonishingly versatile Renée Fleming has appeared on two award-winning film soundtracks and captivated audiences in the acclaimed Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel. Fleming brings the elegance and glamour of the opera house to her intimate—and rare—recital appearances. “Her voice floated across the hall in an iridescent display of vocal color…. By the end of the evening, Fleming held her audience in the palm of her hand” (Los Angeles Times).
Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time. In 2013, President Obama awarded her America’s highest honor for an artist, the National Medal of Arts. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the only classical artist ever to sing the US National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Winner of the 2013 Grammy Award (her fourth) for Best Classical Vocal Solo, Renée has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2008 Renée became the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala.
Renée earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the 2018 Broadway production of Carousel. Her current and upcoming tour schedule includes concerts in New York, Chicago, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, Hong Kong, and Beijing. She is heard on the soundtracks of the 2018 Best Picture Oscar winner The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and she provided the singing voice of Roxane, played by Julianne Moore, in the film of the best-selling novel Bel Canto. This summer, Renée will make her London musical theater debut in The Light in the Piazza at Royal Festival Hall.
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Renée Fleming – Soprano
Gerald Martin Moore – Piano
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Bel piacere from Agrippina
Ombra mai fu from Serse
Endless Pleasure from Semele
Suleika D. 720
Lied Der Mignon
Die Vögel, D. 691
Le Manoir de Rosemonde
O quand je dors
S’il est un charmant gazon
Canyon from Letters from Georgia
I Have Dreamt from Wuthering Heights
Love and Love Alone/Winter from The Visit
You’ll Never Know from The Shape of Water
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT (arr.)
The Sound of Music from The Sound of Music
Image Credits: Timothy White/Decca
More Information about Renée Fleming:
In September, Decca released Renée’s latest album, Renée Fleming: Broadway, featuring a collection of great musical theater songs from the 1920’s to the present day. Renée has recorded everything from complete operas and song recitals to indie rock and jazz; and her album Signatures was selected by the U.S. Library of Congress for the National Recording Registry, as an “aural treasure worthy of preservation as part of America’s patrimony.” Known for bringing new audiences to classical music and opera, Renée has sung not only with Plácido Domingo and Andrea Bocelli, but also with Elton John, Sting, Josh Groban, and Joan Baez. She has hosted an array of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and Live from Lincoln Center.
In her role as Artistic Advisor to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Renée launched a collaboration with the U.S. National Institutes of Health, with participation by the National Endowment of the Arts, focused on the science connecting music, health, and the brain. Over the past year, she has given more than 20 presentations with scientists and practitioners across North America on this subject.
In 2010, Renée was named the first-ever Creative Consultant at Lyric Opera of Chicago. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall, the Board of Sing for Hope, and the Artistic Advisory Board of the Polyphony Foundation. She is a spokesperson for the American Musical Therapy Association. Renée’s memoir The Inner Voice, published in 2004, is currently in its 16th printing. Among her awards are the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, and Honorary Membership in the Royal Academy of Music. www.reneefleming.com
More Information about Gerald Martin Moore:
Gerald Martin Moore is an internationally renowned singing teacher and a vocal consultant. He has worked closely with Renée Fleming for many years since first collaborating on the production of Alcina with William Christie at the Palais Garnier in Paris. He then went on to work with Ms. Fleming on many subsequent roles, Decca recordings and recitals. Other leading artists he has prepared for roles and recordings include Natalie Dessay, Marie McLaughlin, Sabine Devielhe, Erin Morley, Elīna Garanča, and Sarah Connolly. He has worked in such houses as Covent Garden, La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco, Opera de Bastille, Champs-Elysees and Chatelet in Paris as well as the Aix-en-Provence, Edinburgh and Glyndebourne Festivals.
Mr. Moore is featured as a vocalist with soprano Rebecca Caine in a cabaret evening they created and recorded as an album, celebrating legendary stars of the British musical stage, entitled Leading Ladies.
He is a frequent recitalist, most notably with Renée Fleming. He has performed before such dignitaries as President Obama and the First Lady, President Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, HRH Prince Charles, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Gerald was recently featured accompanying Renée Fleming in the soundtrack for the movie Bel Canto and also coached Julianne Moore who plays the role of Roxanne.