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Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming is one of the most highly-acclaimed singers of our time, performing on the stages of the world’s greatest opera houses, theaters, and concert halls. Honored with the National Medal of Arts as well as four Grammy Awards, she has sung for momentous occasions including the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2014 Renée became the first classical artist ever to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl. In 2008 she was the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala.

Renée’s upcoming tour schedule includes concerts in Beijing, Tokyo, Paris, Vienna, and New York. In June, she made her London musical theater debut in The Light in the Piazza at Royal Festival Hall, and her new album Lieder: Brahms, Schumann & Mahler was released by Decca the same month. This spring, Renée appeared opposite Ben Whishaw in Norma Jean Baker of Troy, to open The Shed in New York City. Renée earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the 2018 Broadway production of Carousel. She is featured on the soundtrack of the 2018 Best Picture Oscar winner The Shape of Water.

As artistic advisor to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Renée programs the vocal series Renée Fleming VOICES, and she spearheads a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health focused on music, health, and neuroscience. Among her awards are the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Award, 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