Filene Center
TONIGHT AT
THE FILENE CENTER
Renee Fleming

RENÉE FLEMING

National Symphony Orchestra

Patrick Summers, conductor
AUG 6 | 8 PM

PROGRAM

Patrick Summers, conductor
Renée Fleming, soprano*

MOZART
The Magic Flute – Overture

GERSHWIN (arr. McBride)
Girl Crazy – Overture

RAVEL
Shéhérazade*
i. Asie (Asia)
ii. La flûte enchantée (The Enchanted Flute)
iii. L’indifférent (The Indifferent One)

RODGERS (arr. Walker)
Carousel Waltz

FLOTOW
“The Last Rose of Summer” from Martha*

LEONCAVALLO
“Musette svaria sulla bocca viva” from La bohème*

PUCCINI
“O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi*

RENÉE FLEMING

Renée Fleming is one of the most highly acclaimed singers of our time, performing in the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls. Honored with four Grammy Awards and the U.S. National Medal of Arts, Fleming has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2014, she became the first classical artist ever to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl.

Fleming has starred in and hosted an array of television and radio broadcasts, including The Met: Live in HD and Live from Lincoln Center. Her voice is featured on the soundtracks of Best Picture Oscar winners The Shape of Water and The Lord of the Rings. In 2019, she starred in the London premiere of The Light in the Piazza, later bringing the acclaimed production to Los Angeles and Chicago. Fleming earned a Tony nomination for the 2018 Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel.

In recent years, Fleming has become known as a leading advocate for research at the intersection of music, health, and neuroscience. Other honors include the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, and France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.

PATRICK SUMMERS, conductor

Patrick Summers is the Artistic & Music Director of the Houston Grand Opera. Last season, he conducted the West Coast premiere of Jake Heggie’s It’s A Wonderful Life at San Francisco Opera and led the Renée Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert & Gala at Lyric Opera of Chicago. He was recently appointed as co-artistic director of Aspen Music School’s redesigned opera program, Aspen Opera Theater and VocalArts, alongside Renee Fleming, after years of appearing in concert with the Aspen Festival Orchestra and Aspen Philharmonic.

A leading proponent for contemporary American opera and music generally, Maestro Summers has fostered and given more than 20 world premieres, collaborating with many of today’s most prominent and performed composers, among them Carlisle Floyd, Christopher Theofanidis, and Philip Glass. Summers conducts a wide range of repertoire from Baroque to bel canto to German Romantic, and he has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dallas Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Rome Opera, Welsh National Opera, Norwegian Opera, the Bregenz Festival, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Opéra national du Rhin, and Opera Australia. Summers served as Principal Guest Conductor of the San Francisco Opera from 2009-2016.


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THANK YOU TO

Dan and Gayle D’Aniello,
Wolf Trap 2021 Season Underwriters

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