Met Stars Live in Concert presents

Renée Fleming in Washington, D.C.

with ROBERT AINSLEY, piano

Live: Saturday, August 1 at 1:00pm ET

America’s beloved diva performs live in an intimate and iconic American venue: the music salon of Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. The program shows off Fleming’s wide repertoire, from favorite arias by Puccini and Massenet to moving selections by Handel and Korngold, in a location that helped change the course of the 20th century.

Program Highlights:

“Endless pleasure, endless love”
From Handel’s Semele

By Joseph Canteloube

“Adieu, notre petite table”
From Massenet’s Manon

“Da geht er hin”
From R. Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier

“Glück das mir verblieb”
From Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt

“Io son l’umile ancella”
From Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur

“O mio babbino caro”
From Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi

“Over the Rainbow”
By Harold Arlen

American soprano Renée Fleming has appeared with all the world’s leading opera companies and orchestras, is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts, four Grammy Awards, Sweden’s Polar Music Prize, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, and was awarded the titles of Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur and Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. She is currently Artistic Advisor-at-Large at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Artistic Director of SongStudio at Carnegie Hall, and co–Artistic Director of Aspen Opera Theater and VocalARTS. She was a 1988 winner of the Met’s National Council Auditions and has since given more than 250 performances in 22 roles with the company, including the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow, Desdemona in Otello, Violetta in La Traviata, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro (the role of her 1991 debut) and Capriccio, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Rosina in the world premiere of John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles, Imogene in Il Pirata, Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes, and the title roles of RusalkaRodelindaArmidaThaïsManonArabella, and Susannah. She made her Broadway debut in 2015 in Joe DiPietro’s Living on Love and returned in 2018 as Nettie Fowler in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award.

Met Stars Live in Concert
Opera’s greatest stars perform in a groundbreaking new series of pay-per-view recitals in striking locations around the globe, each live via satellite and shot with multiple cameras. While the Metropolitan Opera House remains dark because of the ongoing health crisis, Met Stars Live in Concert will allow audiences to experience extraordinary solo and duo performances by top singers—streamed live online—from such locations as a former abbey in Bavaria, a Norwegian castle, an outdoor terrace on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, a church in Wales, and a historic mansion in Washington, D.C. The series marries the intimacy of the Met’s virtual At-Home Gala with the high production value of the company’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions.

Tickets for each recital are $20, and the performances will remain available on demand for 12 days.

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