Ren_e Fleming to Appear at New York Book Signing October 6

Classic Arts News   Ren_e Fleming to Appear at New York Book Signing October 6
Soprano Ren_e Fleming will appear at a book signing and discussion at the Lincoln Square Barnes and Noble in Manahattan on October 6.

The free event begins at 7 p.m. It coincides with the release in paperback of Fleming's 2004 memoir, The Inner Voice: The Making of a Singer.

The book includes stories about Fleming's career as well as her thoughts on such issues as arts education and music downloading.

Fleming made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1991 as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro and has returned there many times. Among her other signature roles are Desdemona in Verdi's Otello, Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, and the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier. She appeared in the world premieres of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles, Conrad Susa's Dangerous Liaisons, and Andr_ Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire.

Her most recent recordings include Sacred Songs, a collection of music by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, and others recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Strauss's Daphne, recorded with the WDR Symphony; and a jazz-inspired album titled Haunted Heart.

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