When Toscanini declared Canadian soprano Lois Marshall the voice of the 20th century, this may well describe what soprano Renee Fleming is to the 21st century! In the overall scheme of things, Fleming brings life back to some of the greatest "DIVAS" vocal icons, that ever stood on the concert stages of the world! Through the grace, dignity, temperament and eloquence that Fleming's voice is able to provide she has created a hallmark, a collection of treasures never to be forgotten in the world of opera! With some of the greatest artists' like Yveta Graf, Yelena Kurdina, Gerald Moore and Darrell Panethiere there to give supreme support, Renee Fleming spectacularly stirs our souls, energizes our minds and enlightens our hearts!
Whether conveying hope in the darkest theatrical role, or expressing sincere joy at the extraordinariness of a climatic moment, Fleming takes us on a remarkable journey of many of the most memorable operatic arias from Smetana, Tchaikovsky, Korngold, Strauss, Verdi, Massenet, Rimsky-Korsakov and more.
What makes this such a celebration of events is the collaborative genius behind it! Valery Geriev and the Mariinsky orchestra brings an element of rarely found creativity, style, sensitivity and overall "tour de force."
Homage, The Age Of The Diva is a champion for every opera lover and the interpretations and vocal achievements of Renee Fleming are to be shared and cherished.
Author; Raymond Vacchino M.Mus.(MT) A.Mus. Licentiate (hon.) L.R.S.M.