America’s Soprano Sings at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
Susanna Stickley,Director of Marketing, Tilles Center
Renée Fleming, the American soprano lovingly known as “the people’s diva,” appears for the first time at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post Saturday, March 1 at 8 pm, in a concert to benefit the arts center’s endowment. The program for the evening features a range of work, all featured on Ms. Fleming’s recent album, Guilty Pleasures. Audiences will enjoy Dvořák’s beloved Songs My Mother Taught Me, Delibes Les filles de Cadix, Wagner’s Traume from Wesendonck Lieder and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, Hello Young Lovers among many others. The evening’s performance is sponsored by The Fay J. Lindner Foundation.
One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, Renee Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. Winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she continues to grace the world’s greatest opera stages and concert halls, now extending her reach to include other musical forms and media. Over the past few season, Ms. Fleming has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series for movie theaters and television, and Live from Lincoln Center on PBS.
Ms. Fleming began the 2012-13 season as Desdemona in Otello at the Metropolitan Opera, broadcast around the world via the MET Opera Live in HD. Spring of 2013 found her at Carnegie Hall and Lyric Opera of Chicago in André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire, playing Blanche DuBois, a role she created in the world premiere. In June, she was heard at the Vienna State Opera as the Countess in Strauss’s Cappriccio, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach, and she appeared in the same role the following month at London’s Royal Opera House. She returned to Vienna as the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier in October, conducted by Adam Fischer. She begins 2014 with her acclaimed portrayal of the title character in Dvořák’s Rusalka at the Metropolitan Opera, under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. In April, she will sing the title role of Strauss’s Arabella at the Salzburg Easter Festival. May of 2014 will mark the Los Angeles Opera debut of Renée’s Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire.
Tickets to see Renee Fleming in recital Saturday, March 1 at 8 pm at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post are $200 (which includes VIP meet-and-greet reception), $123, $83 and $53. All tickets include a $3 per ticket facility fee. Tickets are available online at tillescenter.org, or Ticketmaster.com, in person at Tilles Center’s box office or by telephone at 516.299.3100 or 1.800.745.3000. The box office is open Monday-Saturday from 1-6 pm. There is a service fee for all tickets purchased online or by phone. There are no refunds or exchanges. For additional information, call 516.299.3100 or visit tillescenter.org. Press photos are available at tillescenter.org/press.
Programs at Tilles Center are supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts. Long Island University’s Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post is located on Route 25A (Northern Boulevard) in Brookville, NY.
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