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Renée Fleming

Born: 14-Feb-1959
Birthplace: Indiana, PA

Gender: Female
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Beautiful Voice

Acclaimed as one of the world's finest lyric sopranos, both of Renée Fleming's parents were voice teachers, and talk of proper singing technique was ordinary dinner conversation. She sang in bars while attending college, was later schooled at Juilliard, has two Grammys, and she sang in Elvish on the soundtrack of the final Lord of the Rings movie, The Return of the King.

Husband: Richard Lee Ross (m. 1989, div. 2000, two daughters)
Daughter: Amelia (b. 1992)
Daughter: Sage (b. 1995)

    University: BA Music Education, State University of New York at Potsdam (1981)
    University: MA, Eastman School of Music (1983)
    Scholar: Juilliard School (1983-87)

    Fulbright 1984
    Grammy 1998 Best Classical Vocal Performance, "The Beautiful Voice"
    Grammy 2002 Best Classical Vocal Performance, "Bel Canto"

    Margaret (30-Sep-2011) · Opera Singer
    Bride of the Wind (8-Jun-2001)

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Author of books:
The Inner Voice: The Making of a Singer (2004, memoir)

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