On Saturday, celebrated American soprano Renée Fleming enjoyed over two hours of performances for her 25th Anniversary Concert. The one-night-only event honored her unique commitment and contribution to the musical world. According to an official press release from The Silverman Group and Lyric Opera of Chicago, “Cherished operatic and musical highlights captivated the crowd for more than two hours, including several from operas in which Fleming has starred at Lyric over the years.” She even performed several well known operatic pieces like “Porgi amor” (Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro) “Song to the Moon” (Dvořák’s Rusalka) and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone” (Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel).
The press release described the evening this way, “The full-house audience enjoyed unforgettable performances by sopranos Renée Fleming and Sondra Radvanovsky, tenor Lawrence Brownlee, baritone Quinn Kelsey, and bass-baritones Eric Owens and Christian Van Horn, along with artists from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. Conductor Patrick Summers led the Lyric Opera Orchestra. The concert was hosted by acclaimed actor and musician Tituss Burgess, who delighted the audience by singing ‘In A Sentimental Mood’…. Fleming also performed a song from a new role she is preparing, singing ‘Fable,’ from The Light in the Piazza. She announced from the stage that she will be returning to the Lyric Opera House in December, in a new production of the musical.”
Who designed Ms. Fleming’s exquisite gowns? Carolina Herrera created the navy tulle gown, while Vivienne Westwood made the rose-gold sequined one. She was adorned in jewelry by Ann Ziff for Tamsin Z.
An exclusive Gala at The Ritz-Carlton directly followed the concert.
See more photos from the event below:
A Special Thanks to The Silverman Group and Lyric Opera of Chicago for the images and press release. Images Credit:Todd Rosenberg.