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Born: Feb 14, 1959 in Indiana, PA
Genre: Opera, Vocal Music
Country: USA

Renee Fleming is among the most widely admired American singers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. She has a wide variety of roles in her repertoire, and works to maintain a balance between Mozart roles, such as the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, with heavier ones such as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello, in order to preserve both nuance and power in her voice. She is an especially noted Ellen Orford, Rusalka, Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, and Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier. She created the role of the Countess in Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles in 1991, that of Madame Tourvel in Conrad Susa's Dangerous Liaisons in 1994, and Blanche in Andre Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire in 1998, and won both the George London and the Richard Tucker Prizes.

Fleming's parents were both high school vocal music teachers, and she describes her mother's influence as that of the "classic stage mother"; she was made to sing in any musical function that came up. While she dislikes the fact that singing became a chore, she later found the discipline that it instilled to be useful to her as a professional. In 1981, she graduated from State University of New York at Potsdam with a degree in music education, and continued her musical studies at the Eastman School of Music, which she credits with giving her a strong academic and theoretical background as well as continued vocal training.

From 1983 to 1987, she was enrolled in the American Opera Center at Juilliard, where she met Beverley Johnson, the voice teacher with whom she would continue to study throughout her career. Fleming also recalls with admiration the year she spent studying lieder with Arleen Auger, on a Fulbright Scholarship.

In 1986 she made her professional opera debut in Die Entufhrung aus dem Serail in Salzburg. Singing Constanze, one of the most difficult roles in the soprano repertoire, made her recognize that her vocal technique still needed work, as did her self-confidence to perform in public. She worked on both with renewed determination, and two years later, in 1988, she won the Met National Council Auditions and the George London Prize (in the same week) and the Eleanor McCollum Competition in Houston.

She sang the Countess in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro at the Houston Grand Opera (starting a long time association with that house), made her New York City Opera debut in 1989 as Mimi in La Boheme, and made her Covent Garden debut as Glauce in Cherubini's Medea later that same year. In 1991, she made her Met debut, stepping in for an indisposed Felicity Lott as the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro. The Countess became her calling card, and she made her San Francisco debut later that year in the same role, as well as her 1993 Vienna State Opera and 1994 Glyndebourne debuts. Her 1993 La Scala debut was as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni).

Since that time, Fleming has been in constant demand in opera houses worldwide. After avoiding certain major roles for many years, she made a triumphant appearance as Violetta in La traviata at the Metropolitan Opera in 2003. Her combination of vocal beauty, stylistic versatility, and uncommon commitment to dramatic portrayal has worked to make her an instant draw anywhere she appears. A Fleming appearance in Verdi's Otello or in Handel's Alcina is likely to be equally satisfying - and the same cannot be said for many singers.

-Ann Feeney (All Music Guide)


Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.deccaclassics.com/artists/fleming/index.html Personal web pages
www.renee-fleming.com Personal website
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renee_Fleming About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renee_Fleming About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
   
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Renee Fleming - 'Handel' - 2004, Decca
 Renee Fleming - 'Homage. The Age Of The Diva' - 2006, Decca
 Renee Fleming - 'Mozart Arias' - 1996, Decca
 Renee Fleming - 'Night Songs' - 2001, Decca
 Renee Fleming - 'Richard Strauss: 4 Last Songs' - 1996, RCA Victor, Red Seal, BMG
 Renee Fleming - 'Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs' - 2008, Decca
 Renee Fleming - 'Sacred Songs' - 2005, Decca
 Renee Fleming - 'Star Crossed Lovers' - 1999, Decca, London
 Renee Fleming - 'Strauss Heroines' - 1999, Decca
 Renee Fleming - 'The Schubert Album' - 1997, Decca
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Claudio Abbado - 'Mahler: Sinfonie Nr. 4 G-Dur. Berg: Sieben Fruhe Lieder' - 2005, Deutsche Grammophon
 George Frideric Handel - 'Alcina' - 2000, Erato
 Brad Mehldau - 'Love Sublime' - 2006, Nonesuch
 Heitor Villa-Lobos - 'Forest Of The Amazon' - 2001, Delos
  как соисполнитель ...
 Antonin Dvorak - 'Rusalka' - 1998, Decca
 Valery Gergiev - 'Verdi: Messa Da Requiem' - 2001, Philips
 Yo-Yo Ma - 'Songs Of Joy & Peace' - 2008, Sony Classical
 Lee Ritenour - 'Amparo' - 2008, Decca
 Lee Ritenour - 'Two Worlds' - 2000, Decca
 Robert Shaw - 'Adams: Harmonium. Rachmaninoff:The Bells' - 1996, Telarc
 Howard Shore - 'The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King' - 2003, Reprise
 Richard Georg Strauss - 'Daphne' - 2005, Decca
 Richard Georg Strauss - 'New Year's Eve Concert 1992' - 1993, Sony
 Heitor Villa-Lobos - 'Alma Brasileira: Bachianas Brasileiras Nos. 4, 5, 7, 9; Choros No. 10' - 1996, RCA
 


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