Master Class with soprano Renée Fleming
Venue: Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium
Vocal Arts Master Class
One of the most celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming will direct a master class with MSU Vocal Arts students. Fleming will lend her critique and insights into the operatic world of classical music and offer her perspective about performances at prominent stages, halls and theatres across the globe.
Wednesday, October 17, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium
This event is free and open to the public.
Limited, metered parking is available along Auditorium Road. MSU Parking Ramp 1 along Shaw Lane and Parking Ramp 2 off Auditorium Road offer 5 to 10 minute walks to the Fairchild Theatre. Allow about thirty minutes of arrival time to park and be seated.
The three-time Grammy® Award winner will be making her Broadway musical debut in a revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel this season and will perform at the Wharton Center on October 16.
About Renée Fleming
Renée Lynn Fleming (born February 14, 1959) is an American opera singer and soprano. Fleming has a full lyric soprano voice. She has performed coloratura, lyric, and lighter spinto soprano operatic roles in Italian, German, French, Czech, and Russian, aside from her native English. She has also sung chansons, jazz and indie rock. She speaks fluent German and French, along with limited Italian. Her signature roles include Countess Almaviva in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Desdemona in Verdi's Otello, Violetta in Verdi's La traviata, the title role in Dvořák's Rusalka, the title role in Massenet's Manon, the title role in Massenet's Thaïs, the title role in Richard Strauss's Arabella, the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, and the Countess in Capriccio.
A National Medal of Arts and Richard Tucker Award winner, she regularly performs in opera houses and concert halls worldwide. In 2008, she was awarded the Swedish Polar Music Prize for her services in music. In 2010, she took the title of 'Creative Consultant' to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the first person to hold such a title with the company.