"The People's Diva," superstar Renée Fleming,
returns to LA Opera
for a recital on February 6, 2018
(Los Angeles) August 10, 2017 — General Director Plácido Domingo announced that superstar soprano Renée Fleming, one of the most beloved and celebrated singers of her generation, will return to LA Opera for a recital on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, joined by her frequent collaborator, pianist Hartmut Höll. The recital will take place at 7:30pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012).
"Unquestionably, Renée is one of the greatest stars in opera today and our audiences are always eager to welcome her back to Los Angeles," said Mr. Domingo. "She has earned the respect and admiration of her fans, colleagues and the press for her supreme musicianship, intelligence, vocal glamour and interpretive abilities."
"It is always a genuine thrill to return to LA Opera and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and encounter such a devoted, enthusiastic audience at the heart of the entertainment capital of the world,” said Ms. Fleming.
Renée Fleming made her company stage debut in 2006 as Violetta in La Traviata, a performance recorded and released on DVD. She returned in 2014 as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire and in 2016 for a concert with Plácido Domingo and James Conlon. Her LA Opera appearances also include solo recitals in 2002, 2005 and 2009; a 2003 Plácido Domingo & Friends concert; and a 2013 dual recital (presented in partnership with the LA Philharmonic) with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham.
About Renée Fleming
Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time. In 2013, President Obama awarded her America's highest honor for an artist, the National Medal of Arts. Known as "the People's Diva" and the winner of the 2013 Grammy Award (her fourth) for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the first classical artist ever to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.
She has recorded everything from complete operas, orchestral works and classical songs to jazz, indie rock and the soundtrack for The Lord of the Rings. Her recent tour schedule includes concerts in Boston, Amsterdam, Budapest, Paris, Madrid, Vienna, Brussels, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. In 2018, she will make her Broadway musical review in a major revival of Carousel. Among her awards are the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, and France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. Learn more at ReneeFleming.com.
About Hartmut Höll
From 1982 to 1992, German pianist Hartmut Höll was the regular performance partner of the legendary baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, acclaimed in recitals at the Salzburg and Edinburgh Festivals, as well as in Florence, Munich, Berlin, and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Mr. Höll has recorded more than 70 CDs, many of which have won international awards. For over four decades, Mr. Höll has worked closely with Mitsuko Shirai on the lieder repertory, and he has also worked with distinguished singers including Thomas Hampson, René Pape and Hermann Prey. For nearly two decades, Mr. Höll has accompanied Renée Fleming in concerts across Europe, Australia, Asia and North America; the two previously appeared together in a recital presented by LA Opera in 2015.
Tickets are currently on sale only to season ticket holders for the 2017/18 season; tickets begin at $24. Season tickets can be purchased in person at the LA Opera Box Office at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, by phone at 213.972.8001 or online at LAOpera.org. For disability access, call 213.972.0777 or email LAOpera@LAOpera.org.
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