Recordings

CD  |  Jan 2017

Distant Light

Distant Light is Renée Fleming's first foray into the hypnotic world of Scandinavian music. For her first new studio album in three years she has chosen to inspire and provoke with a daring mix of music.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 2015

Lyric Suite: Berg, Wellesz

Sonnets for Elizabeth Barrett Browning Op. 52

This release unites on record for the first time America's reigning star soprano Renée Fleming and its premier string quartet, The Emersons, to take us on a journey into the twilight world of Vienna in the 1920s and 30s in music imbued with late romanticism and burgeoning modernism.

View Album
CD  |  Oct 2014

Christmas In New York

American soprano Renée Fleming's first-ever holiday album celebrates the beloved and iconic Christmas season in New York City.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 2014

Map to the Treasure

Reimagining Laura Nyro

When Grammy Award®-winning musician Billy Childs was 11 years old, his older sisters introduced him to the work of Songwriter and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Laura Nyro. Her blend of Broadway-inspired melodies, jazz improvisation and socially conscious lyrics have stayed with him. Now Billy has returned to his early source of inspiration, conceiving and orchestrating his new album, "Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro."

View Album
CD  |  Jan 2014

TONIGHT: Welthits von Berlin bis Broadway

Recorded live in 2013, this New Year's Eve Concert with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann conducting features Renée Fleming and Klaus Florian Vogt as the soloists.

View Album
CD  |  Oct 2013

Musical Gifts from Joshua Bell and Friends

With Musical Gifts, world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell imagines friends coming to his home during the holiday and joining in on songs that celebrate the warmth, beauty and magic of the season.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 2013

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures is the long-awaited follow-up to Renée's Grammy winner, The Beautiful Voice.

View Album
CD  |  Oct 2012

Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (Baden-Baden)

American soprano Renée Fleming stars as the Marschallin in this production of Richard Strauss's romantic comedy 'Der Rosenkavalier' for the 2009 Baden-Baden Festival. Christian Thielemann conducts the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 2012

The Art of Renée Fleming

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.

View Album
CD  |  Mar 2012

Poèmes

Poèmes is an album of 20th-century French song cycles, Ravel's Shéhérazade, Messiaen's Poèmes pour Mi and Henri Dutilleux's Le Temps L'Horloge – an exquisite meditation on the dichotomy between time measured and time experienced subjectively – specifically written for Fleming, who also includes his Deux Sonnets de Jean Cassou, which she took into her repertory at Dutilleux's request.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 2011

An Appalachian Christmas

A perfect musical delight for Christmastime, these beautiful, lilting Christmas melodies take you right to the heartland with Mark O'Connor and an all-star cast of music greats.

View Album
CD  |  Feb 2011

New Year’s Eve in Dresden Concert 2010

Recorded live at Dresden's Semper Opera House, American soprano Renée Fleming performs highlights from Lehar's 'The Merry Widow'. This New Year's Eve concert also features the Saxon State Orchestra led by Christian Thielemann.

View Album
CD  |  Mar 2011

Sophisticated Ladies

The new release by Quartet West, Sophisticated Ladies, not only finds the group with a new drummer (Rodney Green), but as well in the company of some of the greatest female vocalists of our time - Renée Fleming, Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, Melody Gardot, Norah Jones and Charlie's wife, Ruth Cameron.

View Album
CD  |  Jun 2010

Dark Hope

One of the World's Great Voices puts her indelible signature on songs by Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Death Cab For Cutie, The Mars Volta, Muse, and of course, Leonard Cohen.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 2009

Verismo

Renée Fleming sings opera arias by Puccini and his contemporaries, celebrating the composers of the Verismo style. Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann joins Renée Fleming for an irresistible melody from Act II of Puccini's La Rondine.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 2008

Strauss: Four Last Songs

Renée Fleming, the world's preeminent lyric soprano, is joined by Christian Thielemann, internationally acclaimed for his performances of Strauss works, for this recording of the exquisitely beautiful Four Last Songs.

View Album
CD  |  Oct 2008

Yo-Yo Ma & Friends

Songs of Joy & Peace

Yo-Yo Ma's first-ever holiday album features once-in-a-lifetime performances with incredible guest artists including James Taylor, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Chris Botti, Ren‚ée Fleming, Dave Brubeck and more.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 2008

Amparo

Amparo is a romantic and rhythmic mix of timeless melodies from Classical and South American music. Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin are two legendary musicians primarily known for their work in Jazz but also known by a broader musical community in Classical crossover, film scores, instrumental and adult music. Guest stars that include Joshua Bell, Chris Botti, Renée Fleming and James Taylor.

View Album
CD  |  Mar 2008

Andrew Lloyd-Webber: The Classical Tribute

To celebrate the 60th birthday of Andrew Lloyd Webber, this spectacular album brings together recordings made by the most sought-after classical artists, including José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Kiri Te Kanawa, and his own brother Julian Lloyd Webber. They perform highlights from Andrew Lloyd Webber's most beloved works, such as Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Aspects of Love, and Sunset Boulevard.

View Album
CD  |  Feb 2007

We All Love Ennio Morricone

To celebrate Maestro Morricone, 16 guest artist that include Andrea Bocelli, Chris Botti, Celine Dion, Renée Fleming, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica, Quincy Jones, Bruce Springsteen and others join in all-star performances of Maestro Morricone's most memorable music on his new album We All Love Ennio Morricone.

View Album
CD  |  Oct 2006

Homage: The Age of the Diva

Fascinated with her predecessors-sopranos of a golden age who made this intensely emotional music their own, Renée Fleming presents Homage: The age of the Diva as a tribute to these iconic sopranos and their signature arias.

View Album
CD  |  Jun 2006

Love Sublime

A collection of duets for voice and piano, Love Sublime is based on the writings of poets Rainer Maria Rilke and Louise Bogan and addresses faith and doubt, youth and aging, male and female, romantic yearning and mature reflection. The voices of the writers are very much present in the melodies and rhythms of Love Sublime.

View Album
CD  |  Jan 2006

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 / Berg: Seven Early Songs

In this recording, Claudio Abbado offers radical new insights into Mahler's Fourth Symphony and Renée Fleming sings Berg's Sieben Frühe Lieder, the final evocation of a child's vision of paradise.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 2005

Sacred Songs

This album offers Bach's, Gounod's and Schubert's versions of "Ave Maria", "Rejoice Greatly" and "He Shall Feed His Flock" from Messiah, excerpts of Fauré's Requiem and Poulenc's Gloria, "L'Adieu des Bergers" from L'Enfance du Christ among other beautiful sacred pieces.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 2005

Strauss: Daphne

Daphne, a virginal nature-girl, rejects the advances of the god Apollo in the midst of a Dionysian feast and is turned into a laurel tree after Apollo strikes dead her innocent suitor, Leukippos. This opera is rarely performed nowadays and this is one of the few modern recordings of it.

View Album
CD  |  May 2005

Haunted Heart

Haunted Heart is the debut of the "other" Renée Fleming -- the smoky chanteuse lurking behind America's most prominent operatic soprano. It is a transformation so organic and whole that it may astonish even those who already know of Fleming's history with jazz singing.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 2004

Handel

Ren‚ée Fleming ventures with supreme artistry into the virtuosic realm of Baroque repertoire. Handel is filled with arias from opera & oratorio that showcase the strength & suppleness of Fleming's voice as well as the depth of her musical gifts. This new recording features repertoire in Italian & in English including selections from Rodelinda. The conductor for the album is English baroque specialist Harry Bicket. The album was recorded with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

View Album
CD  |  Feb 2003

Renée & Bryn: Under the Stars

In this collaboration between Renée Fleming and Bryn Terfel, the program features a great variety of love songs, and includes an antiwar protest (from Beautiful Game), a celebration of the American dream (from Ragtime), and a rousing fun piece (from The Music Man).

View Album
CD  |  Apr 2004

Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs, Songs with Orchestra, Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Renée Fleming joins the Houston Symphony Orchestra and Christoph Eschenbach in this superb recording of Richard Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder, five Lieder with orchestra and the Suite from Der Rosenkavalier.

View Album
CD  |  Dec 2003

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

This final chapter of Peter Jackson's sprawling adaptation of Tolkien's "Ring" trilogy closes out one of the most accomplished cycles in cinema--and film music--history. This Limited Edition CD+DVD features leatherette exterior with an extra tray to hold the DVD. The DVD includes a 5-minute Supertrailer encompassing all three movies and "Howard Shore: An Introspective," a 20 minute documentary on the making of the score.

View Album
CD  |  Nov 2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

This final chapter of Peter Jackson's sprawling adaptation of Tolkien's "Ring" trilogy closes out one of the most accomplished cycles in cinema--and film music--history. As he's done for the saga's first two installments, composer Howard Shore has honed a mature, brooding orchestral masterpiece that's long on subtle shadings of mood and nuance.

View Album
CD  |  Nov 2003

Manon

Recorded at the Opéra Bastille in June of 2001, this recording of Massenet's Manon features Marcelo Álvarez as des Grieux and Jesús López-Cobos in the orchestra pit.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 2003

Renée Fleming: By Request

This is a compilation--plus three previously unreleased selections--of some of the glorious Renée Fleming's finest work, 15 selections covering 13 composers.

View Album
CD  |  Aug 2002

Bel Canto

In this album Renée Fleming performs scenes and arias from operas by Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini.

View Album
CD  |  Jul 2001

André Previn: Diversions; Songs

With composer Andreé Previn at the piano, Renée Fleming performs The Giraffes Go to Hamburg and Three Dickinson Songs.

View Album
CD  |  Apr 2001

Night Songs

Soprano Renée Fleming's mastery of a wide repertory extends to the more rarefied world of song on this disc, 24 songs by Faure, Debussy, Marx, Strauss and Rachmaninov.

View Album
CD  |  

Villa-Lobos: Forest of the Amazon

This exquisite recording features Forêt de l'Amazone, a symphonic poem based on texts of Dora Vasconcellos.

View Album
CD  |  Mar 2001

Verdi’s Requiem

Verdi's Requiem, conducted by Valery Gergiev, with Renée Fleming, Olga Borodina, Andrea Bocelli and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as the soloists.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 2000

Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming showcases some of her signature arias with this release.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 2000

Two Worlds

Grusin & Ritenour

Two Worlds, the classical-oriented labor of love that reunites Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin, is more than simply a beautiful creative departure from their usual jazz-oriented projects.

View Album
CD  |  Aug 2000

Massenet: Thaïs

This wonderful recording of Massenet's Thaïs features Renée Fleming in the title role, Thomas Hampson as Athanaël and Giuseppe Sabbatini as Nicias. Yves Abel conducts.

View Album
CD  |  Apr 2000

Handel: Alcina

In celebration of 20 years of extraordinary music-making, William Christie and Les Arts Florissants have completed with promises to be the definitive recording of Handel's rarely heard masterpiece ALCINA. Christie has assembled a trio of top international stars in the leading roles. The young American divas Renée Fleming, soprano, and Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano in the trouser role of Ruggiero, are partnered with French coloratura Natalie Dessay. Recorded live in Paris, this is flawless singing that does full justice to Handel's richly virtuosic vocal lines.

View Album
CD  |  Nov 1999

Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs

Accompanied by the Houston Symphony Orchestra, led by Christoph Eschenbach, Renée Fleming performs Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs and five of his Lieder with orchestra.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 1999

Strauss Heroines

Why is Richard Strauss deemed by many the greatest of 20th-century opera composers? Whether you're a newcomer or a seasoned fan, this disc, with its scenes of often overwhelming beauty, illustrates some of the most salient reasons. Here you'll immediately encounter Strauss's command of a sumptuous musical vocabulary and unerring instinct for creating characters of psychological depth, not to mention librettos that stand out for their literary excellence. The composer's famous love of the female voice in particular--his wife had been a highly accomplished singer--inspired him to create his most memorable characters. As performed by Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, and Barbara Bonney, the Strauss heroines featured here acquire a life and human dimension reminiscent of Mozart's genius for operatic characterization.

View Album
CD  |  

The Faces of Love

The Songs of Jake Heggie

These are smart, fun, sexy, friendly musical settings of verse by (mostly) living poets by the composer of the forthcoming Dead Man Walking opera, Jake Heggie.

View Album
CD  |  Apr 1999

William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Soundtrack

This CD contains several gorgeous operatic compositions performed by some of the most luminous voices available, including Renée Fleming, Marcello Giordani and Luciano Pavarotti.

View Album
CD  |  Feb 1999

Prelude to a Kiss

Plácido Domingo & Renée Fleming

This recording, taped at a gala concert in Chicago in 1998 and videotaped for a telecast on the PBS series Great Performances, presents music about doomed love composed by Leonard Bernstein, Charles Gounod, Franz Lehar, Duke Ellington, and others, including several Spanish songs that show Plácido Domingo in top form. After all the tragedy, there is a duet that signals one happy ending: the Merry Widow waltz. Domingo and Renée Fleming are two of today's greatest singers, and they live up to their reputations.

View Album
CD  |  Dec 1998

Previn: A Streetcar Named Desire

This Deutsche Grammophon recording stems from San Francisco Opera's 1998 premiere production of André Previn's opera based on the harrowing Tennessee Williams play, with the composer himself at the helm of a strong and supportive cast.

View Album
CD  |  Oct 1998

Dvořák: Rusalka

"Song to the Moon" has been one of Renée Fleming's signature pieces for a long time. This 1998 recording of Rusalka showcases Fleming's interpretation of the water nymph in its entirety.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 1998

I Want Magic!

This program is an inviting cross section of American opera of the last 50 years. Composers include Carlisle Floyd, Douglas Moore, Samuel Barber, and Gian Carlo Menotti, whose childlike "Monica's Waltz" from the otherwise lurid opera The Medium is a highlight. Old favorites are here, such as Gershwin's "Summertime." And new favorites, too: Andre Previn's forthcoming "A Streetcar Named Desire" graciously offers Straussian lushness and bitonal wind-instrument details suggesting Blanche DuBois's mind departing from reality, all sounding remarkably true to Previn's pre-World War II upbringing in Berlin.

View Album
CD  |  Apr 2001

Donizetti: Rosmonda d’Inghilterra

Renée Fleming’s remarkable vocal technique is ideally suited to the role of Rosmonda, who battles with Eleanor of Aquitaine, (Nelly Miricioiu) for the love of Henry II (Bruce Ford).

View Album
CD  |  Feb 1998

The Beautiful Voice

With careful and varied support from Jeffrey Tate and the English Chamber Orchestra, Fleming's program for this album is a wash of exquisite music, mostly about love: longing for lost love (in "Marietta's Lied"); first knowing love (in "Depuis le jour"); in youth (the "Jewel Song"); and in old age ("The last rose").

View Album
CD  |  Jan 1998

My Secret Passion: The Arias

Renée Fleming collaborates with Michael Bolton on his album "My Secret Passion: The Arias" in the Act I duet from La Bohème, "O soave fanciulla".

View Album
CD  |  Oct 1997

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Mendelssohn (1809-1847) is a perennially underrated composer who finally may be coming to greater appreciation. Certainly this fine recording (in English) of a masterpiece that he believed joined the Jewish faith of his fathers with his own Protestant Christianity should not hurt his reputation.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 1997

Mozart: Don Giovanni

Since its debut at the Prague National Opera in 1787, Mozart's great work, subtitled ''The Libertine Punished,'' has never been out of the international repertory. This recording features a luxurious cast with Renée Fleming as Donna Anna, Bryn Terfel as Don Giovanni, Ferruccio Furlanetto as Leporello, Solveig Kringelborn as Donna Elvira, Hei-Kyung Hong as Zerlina, Paul Groves as Don Ottavio and John Relyea as Masetto.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 1997

Great Opera Scenes

This disc includes pieces by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Verdi, Britten and Richard Strauss. Fleming is given strong support by mezzo-soprano Larissa Diadkova, baritone Jonathan Summers, and by the late Sir Georg Solti in one of his last recordings.

View Album
CD  |  Mar 1997

The Schubert Album

Included in this album is a song selection featuring some rarely heard items such as the 15-minute ballad "Viola" and lots of the Schubert hits, such as "Ave Maria," "Die Forelle" and "Gretchen am Spinnrade".

View Album
CD  |  Jan 1997

Alma Brasileira

The pieces chosen for this CD represent Villa-Lobos’ finest orchestral music. The fourth Bachianas Brasileiras was written in 1930 for solo piano, and only orchestrated ten years later. The formal, Baroque nature of the first movement “Prelude” is more apparent in the piano version.

View Album
CD  |  Oct 1996

Adams: Harmonium / Rachmaninov: The Bells

This album features Harmonium by John Adams and Rachmaninoff's The Bells with Robert Shaw conducting the Atlanta Symphony.

View Album
CD  |  Oct 1995

Metropolitan Opera Gala – James Levine’s 25th Anniversary

This Gala of Galas was held on 27 April 1996 to celebrate James Levine’s 25th Anniversary with the Metropolitan Opera.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 1996

Mozart Arias

Renée Fleming sings beloved Mozart Arias with Sir Charles Mackerras conducting the Orchestra of St Luke's.

View Album
CD  |  Mar 1996

Mozart: Così fan tutte

This delicately balanced story of two engaged couples who are inveigled into a brief flirtation with infidelity inspired some of the finest music Mozart ever composed. It is often textured with the fine nuances of chamber music, with some particularly delectable woodwind parts, and it progresses from contrived artificiality--when the two men make a rash bet with a friend about the unshakable faithfulness of their fiancées--into intense despair when that fidelity begins to be shaken.

View Album
CD  |  Jan 1996

Berg: Lulu Suite; Wozzeck, Three Excerpts; Three Pieces, Op. 6

Berg's "Three Pieces" take the most nightmarish sections of Mahler's Sixth Symphony as their starting point and explore the outermost bound of musical terror. They are not easy to listen to by any means, but if you're a fan of horror movie soundtracks, then you'll find this an experience not to be missed.

View Album
CD  |  Nov 1995

Massenet: Hérodiade

Recorded live at the San Francisco Opera, this Hérodiade assumes that this less-than-great opera--in which the legendary Salome has little of the fascinating, sexual neurosis in the better-known Richard Strauss dramatization--needs all the muscle the performers can give it, and the results aren't subtle.

View Album
CD  |  Dec 1996

Immortal Beloved

The blockbuster Beethoven biopic also sports a blockbuster score, with excerpts from his most, er, beloved works- Symphonies 3, 5, 6, 7 & 9; Piano Concerto No. 5; Violin Concerto; "Pathetique" Sonata; Fur Elise (complete); Missa Solemnis; Piano Trio No. 4 , and the "Kreuzer" Sonata -performed by an all-star international cast that includes Renée Fleming, Emmanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Murray Perahia, Gidon Kremer and the London Symphony Orchestra. Sir Georg Solti conducts.

View Album
CD  |  Oct 1994

Rossini: Armida

Renée Fleming and Gregory Kunde star in this Teatro Communale di Bologna production of Rossini's 'Armida'.

View Album
CD  |  Sep 1994

Marilyn Horne

Divas in Songs

Marilyn Horne was one of the most admired singers of her generation, and was a major factor in the bel canto revival of the 1960s. This album pays homage to her.

View Album
CD  |  Oct 1994

Night Music

In this Joe Jackson album, Renée Fleming is the special guest singer on "Lullaby".

View Album
CD  |  May 1993

Richard Strauss: New Year’s Eve Concert, Berlin 1992

This New Year's Eve Concert from Berlin in 1992 featured Martha Argerich, Renée Fleming, Kathleen Battle, Federica von Stade, Andreas Schmidt and Claudio Abbado on the podium.

View Album
CD  |  Dec 1992

A Salute to American Music

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation - Gala XVI Highlights

This is a recording of the live performance at the Richard Tucker Gala Concert of 1992, with Renée Fleming, Leontyne Price, Marylin Horne, Paul Groves, Jerry Hadley, Sherrill Milnes, Samuel Ramey, Tatiana Troyanos, Carol Vaness, Frederica Von Stade and many others.

View Album

Newsletter

For the latest news and events, sign up to Renée's mailing list.