Renée stars as Hanna, the widow on whose fortune rests the fate of a nation, in Franz Lehar's light-hearted operetta. Complications abound. Hanna ultimately gets her man as Lehár’s unforgettable tunes bubble happily along. Susan Stroman, one of Broadway’s hottest directors, leads Lyric’s blockbuster cast, including Thomas Hampson, Heidi Stober, and Michael Spyres in an “eyepopping production...breathtaking to look at and a pleasure to hear.” Huffington Post
Lyric Opera of Chicago
“Higher: Renée Fleming and Patricia Barber Perform the Music of Patricia Barber.”
Higher is a musical collaboration between Grammy winning soprano Renée Fleming and Chicago jazz vocalist, pianist, and composer, Patricia Barber, produced by the Harris Theater in association with Lyric Unlimited.
Harris Theater, Millennium Park
Renée Fleming will be the guest artist marking the tenth anniversary of the Cleveland Orchestra’s Miami residency.
The celebrated soprano will appear in a one-night event January 23, 2016 (vocal selections TBA). Franz Welser-Möst will also conduct the orchestra in Mozart’s “Haffner” Symphony (No. 35) and Ravel’s La Valse.
Adrienne Arsht Center
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Renée Fleming soprano
Two ballets; Debussy’s sensual sylvan evocation and Ravel’s Daphnis & Chloe, frame two works for soprano and orchestra. Robin Holloway’s luminous arrangement of the composer’s Verlaine settings, C’est L’extase, was hailed as ‘a revelatory exploration of Debussy’s musical style’ at its premiere. Anders Hillborg’s bewitching Strand Settings, expressly composed for Fleming in 2013, delve into the nocturnal world of the sea and secret desire: ‘At once atmospheric, elegiac and unsettling’ (New York Times).
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