Renée Fleming

(b. 1959)

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(b Indiana, Pa., 1959).

Amer. soprano. Studied singing with Patricia Misslin at State Univ. of NY then with Beverly Johnson at Amer. Opera Center of Juilliard Sch. 1983–7. Prof. début NY 1986 (Constanze). Débuts: NY City Opera 1989 (Mimì); London 1989 (Glauce in Médée); NY Met 1991 (Figaro Countess). Created roles of Rosina in Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles (NY Met 1991), Mme de Tourvel in Susa's The Dangerous Liaisons (San Francisco 1994), and Blanche DuBois in Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire (San Francisco 1998). Roles incl. Strauss's Marschallin and Capriccio Countess.

Subjects: Opera.

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