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Charlotte Symphony: An Evening with Renée Fleming

Sep 20, 2023

Timothy H. Lindeman, CVNC -- 

Lyric soprano Renée Fleming joined the Charlotte Symphony for an evening of music ranging from the deadly serious, to a potpourri of opera arias and Broadway songs, and ending with an audience sing-along. The world-renowned singer was accompanied by a very large orchestra led by the ever-attentive CSO Conductor Laureate Christopher Warren-Green.

Renée Fleming is arguably the most well-known living opera singer today; she has sung more than 60 roles. She has garnered more awards than one can include in this review, but a few will give the reader an overview of the extent of her broad singing career. Winner of five Academy Awards, she has received international awards from England, Switzerland, France, Germany, and other countries, has performed with the top musicians from genres ranging from Broadway to opera to rock to jazz; she is, as conductor Warren-Green stated during the evening, "the greatest singer of our time." It was clear she was also an audience favorite, as she received innumerable standing ovations.

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