Soprano 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 US 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 Ms. Fleming 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.
In June, Ms. Fleming 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, she appeared opposite Ben Whishaw in Norma Jean Baker of Troy, to open The Shed in New York City. She earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the 2018 Broadway production of Carousel, and she is featured on the soundtrack of the 2018 Best Picture Oscar winner The Shape of Water.
Among Ms. Fleming’s numerous 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 doctorates from Harvard, Northwestern, Duke, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pennsylvania, Juilliard, and the Eastman School of Music. In 2016 she was named Artistic Advisor at Large for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where she spearheads a collaboration with the U.S. National Institutes of Health, in association with the NEA, exploring the intersection of music, health, and neuroscience. In 2010 she was named the first-ever creative consultant at Lyric Opera of Chicago.