Renée Fleming is one of the most highly acclaimed singers of our time. Winner of four Grammy Awards and recipient of the US National Medal of Arts from President Obama, she has sung for momentous occasions ranging from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2014 Ms. Fleming sang for a vast new audience as the first classical artist ever to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.
Ms. Fleming’s current schedule includes concerts in Boston, Vienna, Paris, and Beijing. In December she brought her acclaimed portrayal of Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza to Chicago, after appearances in London and Los Angeles. Last summer, she sang the world premieres of André Previn’s Penelope and Kevin Puts’s The Brightness of Light at Tanglewood. In April she appeared opposite Ben Whishaw in Anne Carson’s Norma Jean Baker of Troy to open The Shed at New York’s Hudson Yards. Ms. Fleming earned a Tony nomination for her performance in the 2018 Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel. Her new album, Lieder: Brahms, Schumann, and Mahler, was released by Decca in June 2019. She was heard on the soundtracks of the 2018 Best Picture Oscar winner The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and she provided Julianne Moore’s singing voice for the film Bel Canto.
As artistic advisor to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Renée Fleming spearheads a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health focused on music, health, and neuroscience. Her honors include the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, and France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.