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Renée Fleming

Wisconsin Union Theater

Event Details

Saturday, October 24, 2020
7:30 p.m.
Shannon Hall, Memorial Union
Renée Fleming's October 24 performance and the events in conjunction with this recital have been postponed.  Due to the ongoing threat of the COVID19 pandemic, we are taking all precautions necessary to protect our community, staff, and artists. While it is disappointing not to welcome her in person this season, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the health and safety to all our constituents and to working with Ms. Fleming’s team to present her in person when it is safe to do so. If you have purchased a ticket, you make elect to donate or request a refund by filling out this form   by August 23, 2020 . Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time. In 2013, President Obama awarded her America's highest honor for an artist, the National Medal of Arts. In 2014, she became the first classical artist ever to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Winner of four Grammy® awards, Renée has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Renée earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the 2018 Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. Her recent tour schedule has included concerts in New York, London, Vienna, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, and Beijing. She is heard on the soundtracks of the Best Picture Oscar winner The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and she will soon be heard as the singing voice of Roxane, played by Julianne Moore, in the film of the best-selling novel Bel Canto. As Artistic Advisor to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, she spearheads a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health focused on music, health, and neuroscience. Renée’s most recent album Distant Light was released in 2017 by Decca. She has recorded everything from complete operas and song recitals to indie rock, jazz, and the soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings. Among Renée’s awards are the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, Sweden’s Polar Music Prize, and France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.  Tickets purchased for  Renée Fleming's May 2, 2020 performance are valid for October 24, 2020.  More information about Renée Fleming can be found on her website . Generous support by: Robert and Janet Montgomery, Stephen Morton Celebrating 100 Years of Classical Music Excellence The Wisconsin Union Theater's Concert Series is the longest running classical music series in the Midwest. For the past 99 years, renowned musicians admired throughout the world have graced our stage. The tradition continues with the 100th Anniversary Concert Series. The Wisconsin Union Theater is more than a concert hall - it is an inspiration to students and a proud home for remarkable performances from throughout the world. We remain committed to presenting the very best musical talent without compromise, the great musicians of our time will captivate and delight you with excellent performances. Learn more  about the Concert Series or explore the  timeline  of artists who have performed.