Renée Fleming Master Class


Sunday, March 13, 3 p.m.

WHERE: The Catholic University of America Caldwell Auditorium 620 Michigan Ave. N.E. Washington, D.C.
DETAILS: The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a master class by Renée Fleming. Fleming will work with two voice performance students and two musical theatre students.

Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time. In 2013, President Barack Obama awarded her America's highest honor for an individual artist, the National Medal of Arts. Winner of the 2013 Best Classical Vocal Grammy Award, she has sung at momentous occasions around the world, from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to performances in Beijing during the 2008 Olympic Games. In 2014 she became the first classical singer ever to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl. In 2012, in another historic first, she sang on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II. In early 2015, Fleming performed at the Metropolitan Opera singing the title role in Lehar's The Merry Widow , and she was heard in the role again in November at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She also made her Broadway debut as an actress in the comedy Living on Love , for which she was nominated for a Drama League Award. She has appeared in virtually all of the world's greatest opera houses and concert halls. Fleming's recital schedule in recent years has spanned the globe, including Sydney, Paris, Geneva, London, Vienna, Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Taipei. Recipient of 14 Grammy nominations and four wins to date, Fleming has recorded everything from complete operas and song recitals to an album of indie rock covers, Dark Hope , the jazz album Haunted Heart , and the movie soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King . Known for bringing new audiences to classical music and opera, Renée has sung with such artists as Luciano Pavarotti and Plácido Domingo, as well as with Elton John, Sting, Lou Reed, Josh Groban, Joan Baez, and the Muppets. For more information, call 202-319-5414 or visit music.cua.edu .

Please call 202-319-5414, or email cua-music@cua.edu , to request disability accommodations.

SPONSOR: The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
TICKETS: $35 for general admission; free for all CUA faculty, staff, students and alumni.