Just gleaned a snippet of Renee Fleming\'s opera career from the web to show that whoever defined blondes as dumb is dead wrong.
Acclaimed by the press as one of the truly magnificent voices of our time, American soprano Renée Fleming’s international career spans over a decade. Renowned for her commanding musicianship, intelligence and interpretive abilities, the Grammy Award winning soprano has cultivated a devoted following worldwide for her work on the operatic stage, in concerts and recitals, on television, radio and recordings, and as a champion of new music.
Following performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Salzburg Festival and concerts with the NDR Orchestra at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in August, Renée Fleming opens the MET’s 2000-2001 season with performances of Don Giovanni, James Levine conducting, followed by the October 4 season opening gala of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers telecast on PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center from Avery Fisher Hall. A recital tour of North America in late October/early November includes performances at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Music Hall, SUNY/ Potsdam’s Hosmer Concert Hall (NY), Duke University’s Page Auditorium (NC), University of Connecticut’s Jorgensen Auditorium, the National Arts Centre Opera House in Ottawa, Canada and the Boch Center for the Performing Arts (MA). Ms. Fleming ends the year with performances of Der Rosenkavalier with the San Francisco Opera, Charles Mackerras conducting. In January 2001, Ms. Fleming returns to PBS with another national Live From Lincoln Center telecast. She then travels to Europe for performances of the Verdi Requiem with the London Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Pappano conducting, and the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra, Zubin Mehta conducting, and a new production of Strauss’s Arabella with the Bavarian State Opera in March.