Today is the Birthday of one of our most beloved and most respected Sopranos of the Opera. Renée Fleming is known as “The People’s Diva” and she has gave us so many joys in so many different operas and roles…. from Handel and Mozart to Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Richard Strauss (Renee Fleming is one of the greatest performers of Richard Strauss) Renée has made a huge impact in Opera with her beautiful rich silver voice and her also beautiful presence.
Her Rusalka is one of the greatest ever, her Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro exquisite, her “Thais” (along with an also excellent Thomas Hampson) , unforgettable, her Desdemona, one of the most moving ever, her extraordinary Tatyana (along with an also extraordinary Dmitri Hvorostovsky) one of the most wonderful ever, her Donna Anna, magnificent, her Violetta, excellent, her Manon Lescaut, marvelous! Renée Fleming has performed in German, Italian, French, Russian, Czech, making her one of the most versatile Sopranos of the last 30 years in Opera.
And of course, we can not forget her marvelous Richard Strauss repertoire, Capriccio, Arabella and specially, Der Rosenkavalier in which Renée will give her final farewell Operatic performance in this season and in which, I am very sure… all of us will not miss the HD It will be a very emotional HD broadcast.
I also can not forget her wonderful recitals that Renée Fleming gave in Mexico City which I loved the broadcasts so much!
We, in the operatic world, will definitely miss our Diva, the people’s Diva, Renee Fleming!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RENÉE FLEMING!!!!