Find the best quotes by Renee Fleming.
Some of my first teachers were incredibly tough. You could never sing more than three words without being stopped and having to do it over…
One of my timesaving habits is to save all of my magazines and junk mail for airplane trips. I walk on the plane with a…
My mother was the worst kind of stage mother. She would make me and my younger sister and brother little duckling costumes and put us…
Learning operatic roles is ongoing, and I find that I can learn on the train or subway, during a manicure, getting my hair done, and…
I’m American. I’m eclectic. I’m going to follow my musical passions. And if people don’t like it, and it hurts my legacy, I’m not going…
I was constantly being pushed toward a European ideal of what it means to be a classical or opera singer, let’s say in the Renata…
I think opera has gained a kind of glamorous appeal. It’s a live performance that aligns all of the arts, and when it is represented…
With classical singing you have to put out so much air – you project, you emit force.
When a human being without amplification makes a sound that is high and loud, it is almost unworldly.
Very few opera singers in history have been able to cross into popular music.
No voice teacher can be all things to all people. You have to gain information from whatever sources you can. You have to listen.
My worry is that opera will become an historic art form as opposed to a living, breathing thing.
It is always fragile, being a parent.
My parents were both high-school music teachers.
I’m reserved, so I’ve always needed to find a way of opening up. Jazz helped me do that.
I’m not exactly an angry young person.
I’m rarely singing in English.
I’m lucky – I can do two things at once.
I’m not a reactionary.
I would love to do more private concerts.
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