Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time. In 2013 President Obama awarded her America's highest honour for an artist, the National Medal of Arts. Winner of the 2013 Grammy Award (her fourth) for Best Classical Vocal Solo, Fleming has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. She earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the 2018 Broadway production of Carousel.
Fleming’s schedule this season includes concerts in New York, Boston, Vienna, Paris and Beijing. This summer, she performed the world premieres of André Previn’s Penelope and Kevin Puts’ The Brightness of Light at the Tanglewood Music Festival. In June 2019, she made her London musical theatre debut in The Light in the Piazza at Royal Festival Hall. She is heard on the soundtracks of the 2018 Best Picture Oscar winner The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and she provided the singing voice of Roxane, played by Julianne Moore, in Bel Canto. In September Decca released her latest album, Renée Fleming: Broadway.
Known for bringing new audiences to classical music and opera, Fleming has sung not only with Plácido Domingo and Andrea Bocelli, but also with Elton John, Sting, Josh Groban and Joan Baez. Among her 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 Membership in the Royal Academy of Music.