Renée will be the featured guest in the Minnesota Orchestra’s season opening gala. With Osmo Vänskä conducting, the Orchestra will perform some of Fleming’s favorite opera arias and vocal selections, as well as orchestra-only selections including Wagner’s Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Respighi’s The Pines of Rome. Additional details on this event will be announced at a later date; tickets go on sale in advance to subscribers on July 18, and to the general public on July 25.
New York City
New York Philharmonic
Opening Gala Concert- September 16
A celebration of the lush and iconic scores from some of Italy’s greatest films. The star-studded evening will feature the internationally acclaimed music of Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, and Luis Enríquez Bacalov, among others, as well as performances by vocalist Josh Groban, violinist Joshua Bell, and soprano Renée Fleming, along with suites from Academy Award–winning films including Federico Fellini’s 8 ½ and La Dolce Vita as well as Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso, newly arranged by award-winning composer and arranger William Ross. Visual artist Giuseppe Ragazzini has created a dazzling set design of animated graphics and film clips to accompany the Orchestra on this musical journey.
Avery Fisher Hall
Sir Andrew Davis leads the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus, members of the Ryan Opera Center, and a luminary cast including Renée Fleming and jazz legend Ramsey Lewis, Susan Graham, Ana María Martínez, Sondra Radvanovsky, Johan Botha, Eric Owens, Samuel Ramey returning to the Lyric stage, and more, plus a surprise celebrity emcee!
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Musical Director: Christian Thielemann
Staging and Set Design: Marco Arturo Marelli
Die Gräfin: Renée Fleming
Der Graf: Christoph Pohl
Flamand: Steve Davislim
Olivier: Adrian Eröd
La Roche: Georg Zeppenfeld
Clairon: Daniela Sindram
Monsieur Taupe: Tom Martinsen
Eine italienische Sängerin: Christina Poulitsi
Ein italienischer Tenor: Mert Süngü
Renée joins maestro Christian Thielemann, Kapelle French horn player Robert Langbein, and the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden for a program that explores diverse facets of the long tradition of Strauss in Dresden, including the Horn Concerto No. 1, a selection of orchestral songs, orchestral extracts from the opera Intermezzo, and the groundbreaking Also sprach Zarathustra.
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