NewsRoom
12:00 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Renee Fleming Sings At MSU's Wharton Center

Concerts, Grammys, performing all over the world...opera star Renee Fleming has done it all.

Renee Fleming performs at MSU's Wharton Center Wednesday evening.
Renee Fleming performs at MSU's Wharton Center Wednesday evening.
Credit Andrew Eccles / Courtesy/Decca Records

Tonight, the soprano will perform in East Lansing for the first time ever.

WKAR's Scott Pohl spoke with Renee Fleming about her latest album, singing for Queen Elizabeth II, and the program she has planned for MSU's Wharton Center for Performing Arts.

I will never forget meeting Sir Georg Solti and walking into his studio...and seeing 30 (Grammys) on his windowsill. Renee Fleming

Her program for tonight includes Handel arias, all in English; three Strauss pieces; selections from Andre Previn's "A Streetcar Named Desire"; and some popular Italian arias. She'll be accompanied by pianist Richard Bado.

Fleming's album "Poemes" recently earned her a fourth Grammy award. She says winning Grammys never gets old.