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Article Published: 01 Apr 2023

My First Opera: Renée Fleming

This native of Indiana, Pa., needs little introduction. Fresh from another role at the Metropolitan Opera in The Hours by Kevin Puts and winning her fifth and latest Grammy Award for “Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene,” an album she recorded with conducting superstar Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Fleming described her earliest recollections of her interactions with opera, which feature her family in starring roles. As one of the world’s most decorated lyric sopranos, she’s still many a story to tell.

This article was published in the Spring 2023 issue of Opera America Magazine.

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