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'Pirata' gives Renee Fleming new diva role

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- What Renee wants, Renee gets.
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Laura Bush to lead 'Concert for America'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- With first lady Laura Bush as honorary chair, plans are under way for the "Concert for America," an all-star production at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Pe

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The Rolling Stones returned to the stage to play "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll" in a surprise Toronto club show as the band revved up for the upcoming tour that kicks off in Boston Sept. 2.
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

The Heineken Music Initiative, dedicated to supporting music education in urban communities across the country, is set to release the second volume of its "Red Star Sounds" series Oct. 1.
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Bereaved relatives gather at Ground Zero

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- New Yorkers gathered at Ground Zero Sunday to mourn victims of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the worst-ever act of terrorism on U.S. soil.
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Minor earthquake shakes NYC

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A minor earthquake shook New York City early Saturday, sparking a flood of phone calls to police and firehouses but there were no reported injuries or damage. A
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Soprano Renee Fleming performs with the Russian National Orchestra during the Festival of the Arts Boca concert in Boca Raton, Florida on March 16, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rhona Wise/HO)
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Renée Fleming (born February 14, 1959) is an American soprano specializing in opera and lieder. Fleming has a full lyric soprano voice.

Fleming has performed coloratura, lyric, and lighter spinto soprano repertoires. She has sung roles in Italian, German, French, Czech, and Russian, aside from her native English. She also speaks fluent German and French, along with limited Italian. Her signature roles include Countess Almaviva in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Desdemona in Verdi's Otello, Violetta in Verdi's La traviata, the title role in Dvořák's Rusalka, the title role in Massenet's Manon, the title role in Massenet's Thaïs, the Marschallin in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, and the title role in Arabella.

A Richard Tucker Award winner, she regularly performs in opera houses and concert halls worldwide. In 2008 she was awarded the Swedish Polar Music Prize for her services in music. On December 9, 2010, the Lyric Opera of Chicago announced that she had been appointed to the newly created position of Creative Consultant for a period of five years, effective immediately.

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