The Art of Renée Fleming

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About the Album

The Art of Renée Fleming brings together 18 defining tracks spanning Renée's finest Decca recordings, including favorite arias by Puccini, Handel and Gershwin and duets with Bryn Terfel and Plácido Domingo. Four special bonus tracks reflect Renée's prominence beyond classical repertoire with two Broadway classics, Amazing Grace - which she memorably sang at the site of the World Trade Centre and a brand new version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".

With a few very familiar exceptions, the songs and arias are from the Romantic and post-Romantic eras, and showcase the luxurious creaminess of Fleming's voice and her ability to spin out melodic lines with seamless, soaring lyricism.

AllMusic Review by Stephen Eddins

Track List

  1. Ave Maria, D839 4:20
  2. Casta Diva 7:35
  3. Io son l'umile ancella del Genio creator 3:56
  4. Ah! je veux vivre (Waltz Song) 3:41
  5. Glück, das mir verblieb (Mariettas Lied) 6:02
  6. Mesícku na nebi hlubokém (O silver moon) 5:57
  7. Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana 5:03
  8. Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore 3:51
  9. Un bel dì vedremo 4:55
  10. Summertime (from Porgy and Bess) 4:19
  11. O mio babbino caro 2:51
  12. Somewhere (from West Side Story) 3:19
  13. Ombra mai fu 3:06
  14. Ave Maria (after Bach) 3:16
  15. Wheels of a Dream 4:07
  16. Amazing Grace 5:16
  17. You'll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel) 4:43
  18. Hallelujah 3:26

Recording info

Release Date: September 11, 2012
Label: Decca
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