Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time. In 2013 President Obama awarded her the National Medal of Arts. A four-time Grammy Award winner, she has sung for momentous occasions, ranging from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace. Ms. Fleming brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, when she was the only classical artist ever to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl.
Ms. Fleming earned a 2018 Tony Award nomination for her appearance in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel on Broadway. Heard on the soundtracks of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and the 2018 Oscar winner for Best Picture, The Shape of Water, she also provided the singing voice of Roxane, played by Julianne Moore, in the film of the best-selling novel Bel Canto. Her 2018–19 tour schedule includes concerts in Boston, Chicago, Barcelona, Vancouver, Amsterdam, and Paris.
As artistic advisor to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Ms. Fleming spearheads a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) focused on the science connecting music, wellness, and the brain. She has given 18 presentations with scientists and practitioners across the country on this subject over the past year.
In September Decca released Ms. Fleming’s latest album, Renée Fleming: Broadway. She has recorded everything from complete operas and song recitals to indie rock and jazz, and her album Signatures was selected by the Library of Congress for the National Recording Registry as an “aural treasure worthy of preservation as part of America’s patrimony.”
Renée Fleming is the first-ever creative consultant at Lyric Opera of Chicago and a member of the boards of Carnegie Hall and Sing for Hope. Her awards include the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, and France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.