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An Evening with Renée Fleming An Evening with Renée Fleming

June 10, 2023

At the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Featuring The Emerson String Quartet, Merle Dandridge, and Simone Dinnerstein.

Soprano Renée Fleming, hailed as one of the greatest artists of our time, will captivate you with a performance that highlights her sumptuous voice, compelling stage presence and beguiling musical curiosity. Don't miss this eagerly awaited return of a living legend!

The concert will feature Penelope, a new concert work created expressly for her by two legends: composer André Previn and librettist Tom Stoppard. Featuring Merle Dandridge (The Last of Us), the Emerson String Quartet and pianist Simone Dinnerstein, Penelope takes the audience into the mind of the mythic heroine, waiting years on end for her beloved husband's return from war and standing strong against a hundred suitors.

"Fleming’s soprano—another exemplar of legendary beauty—soars with the force of an uncontainable soul"

Oussama ZahrThe New Yorker

CD Signing

Renée Fleming, the Emerson String Quartet and Pianist Simone Dinnerstein will be signing copies of their CDs. Exclusively for ticket holders, with purchase of a CD at the concert. Signing will be held immediately following the concert. 

Listen to Renée Fleming performing Hahn's " L’Heure exquise" from her album Voice of Nature:


Renée Fleming
Merle Dandridge
Simone Dinnerstein
Emerson String Quartet
Composer: "Penelope"
André Previn
Librettist: "Penelope"
Tom Stoppard

Musical Selections

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Musical Selections

Part 1:
Penelope (West Coast premiere)
Music by André Previn
Libretto by Tom Stoppard


Part 2:
Edward Grieg
Lauf der Welt (op. 48, no. 3)
Zur Rosenzeit (op. 48, no. 5)

Gabriel Fauré
Les berceaux (op. 23, no. 1)
Au bord de l’eau (op. 8, no. 1)

Kevin Puts

Philip Glass
Mad Rush (piano solo)

Bernard Hermann
“I have dreamt” from Wuthering Heights

Jerome Kern
All the Things You Are

André Previn
“I want magic” from A Streetcar Named Desire

Leonard Cohen

Burt Bacharach
"What the World Needs Now is Love"

Estimated running time: one hour and 55 minutes, including one intermission

Click here to read the digital program.

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