Renée Fleming (2017)
- Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (2005)
Guest Artist Information
Renée Fleming, opera superstar, honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music and three-time GRAMMY Award-winner, joined the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for the 2005 concert, Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The program was the third to air nationally on PBS to a record number of viewers. Renowned for her exquisite voice, stylistic versatility and captivating stage presence, Renée Fleming performed solo numbers including “What Child Is This” and "Poor Mary” and joined with the Choir in what has become a signature conclusion to its holiday programs, “Angels, from the Realms of Glory.”
Born in Pennsylvania, she is the daughter of two high school music teachers. She studied at the distinguished Juilliard School and performed jazz gigs in the area to support herself. Since winning the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in 1988, she has achieved great success, and has developed a voice that is acclaimed worldwide as the the gold standard of soprano sound. She has performed with companies such as the Metropolitan Opera, the Seattle Opera, Houston Grand Opera and the San Francisco Opera. She has recorded numerous albums and performed around the globe. On February 2, 2014, Fleming became the first opera singer ever to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl.