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tom panko 
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Sunday, December 31, 2006 02:18 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

WOW! I have never heard a voice like that for years. I have watched the PBS special over the holidays and was totally stunned. My music interest is
basically blues and rock, but, I think
that you made me explore the classics.

thks
tp
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David Kettelhut 
davidkettelhut(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Peachtree City, Georgia
Monday, December 25, 2006 07:26 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

My family and I watched your performance on the 2006 Mormon Tabernacle Christmas Special on PBS. Absolutely Tremendous! Very Powerful Performance!

I was so moved I went online and bought the DVD and am now wondering if you have any plans to perform in Atlanta, GA. during 2007?
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John Robert Harvey 
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Location:
Annapolis, Maryland
Monday, December 25, 2006 06:08 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee
I love your beauty and your wonderful voice, just wondering if you plan to be in the Baltimore or Washington, DC area in 2007.
I reviewed your schedule but nothing is scheduled.
We would love to have you in the area.
God Bless and Merry Christmas
John Harvey
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Fulton Lewis 
fl3(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
Bradenton, Florida
Monday, December 25, 2006 10:29 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Have just seen your performance with the Mormon Tabernacle Choice. In addition to being gorgeous, your magnificent voice and presentation were the highlight of my Christmas. Thank you.
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Bill Stephenson 
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Location:
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Friday, December 22, 2006 01:24 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee,
I am pleased to have seen you in Escondido Ca in 2002 and I hope to be able to see anothe live performance again. I think that you are unquestionably a national treasure and it is an honor and a great experience to listen to you and watch you perform.
Thank You,
Bill
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Timothy X. Wilkins 
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Location:
Scottsdale, Arizona
Thursday, December 21, 2006 11:56 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee...I just watched your Christmas special on Ch. 8 (Arizona State Univ.) last evening. I had not heard you perform before...and I was moved to tears by the effortless beauty of your voice and presentation. It always moves me to acknowledge people using their "God blessings" and honor His intentions through that expression.
Your voice is as beautiful as is your physical beauty. Thank you for sharing your gift.
May God continue to bless your life and I look forward to seeing you perform in person when the opportunity presents itself.

Merry Christmas.
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John Akins 
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Location:
Atlanta, Georgia
Thursday, December 21, 2006 11:28 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

My wife and I heard your voice last night on Georgia Public Broadcasting Network. You were singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.... Your voice is absolutely breathtaking. We both love to hear you sing.
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Pat Pumphrey 
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Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, December 21, 2006 08:48 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I was flipping thru channels last night when I caught your amazing voice singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I was truly mesmerized and could not leave my seat until it was over. I found myself totally soothed and in wonderment of the sound of your magnificent instrument. God has blessed all of us with you. May God Bless you and yours as well. Thank you, Renee.
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Jim Isham 
jimisham(at)frontiernet(dot)net
Location:
Penfield, NY
Thursday, December 21, 2006 06:52 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Crane School of Music, Son Tim 1989-1993. We're pretty sure we saw you perform with Tim in a couple of operas (he was in the pit). You bio says you went to SUNY as and undergrad, and we remember hearing a remarkable kid singer, and seeing your name, and Tim said yeah, it was this girl from Chili who was a phenom. Only then, she was an alto. I can hear alto in your voice. It's no secret that you have a broad range. I know myself I willed a change from barri to tenor. Tim went on to gig in Michigan for 12 years with Detroit and others, and came back to teach in Webster. We are very glad to see a regular girl doing well on the big circuit. Good for you. And you sure are pretty.

JIm and Charl Isham
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Steven Adams 
stadams(at)comcast(dot)net
Location:
Brigantine, NJ
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 10:18 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renne' I saw you for the first time on your Christmas special this night on PBS. God has surely blessed you with the voice of an Angel, and you surely bless us all with your sharing of His gift.

Merry Christmas and a Joyus New Year to you and your family.
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Nick Zammerilla 
nazlsz(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Cape Coral, FL
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 09:54 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee: I saw you on Martha Stewart and again this evening on PBS your Xmas concert. You are the finest thing to come out of the music world in many years. I cannot believe I have waited this long to become a fan. I have enjoyed reading about you on your website and will be on Amazon.com ordering your CD'S. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with the world. May God Bless! Please have a wonderful holiday season. Nick Zammerilla.
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William Roberts 
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Location:
Appleton, Wisconsin
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 09:14 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Thank you for making such beautiful music. I just got done watching the Mormon concert and it stilled my aching heart. My Father died 2 years ago and Christmas was his favorite. That's when he would get boxes of chocolate from me. You brought a smile to my face tonight. :) Peace to you this holiday season.

William Roberts
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Maggie Keller 
maggie_ke2(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Atlanta
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 09:26 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Rene! I was a dresser for the Marriage of Figaro at SPoloto so many years ago.... I have enjoyed hearing your lovely voice every time I purchase a new CD! I hope you are well. I am great! I am a counselor now and enjoy a front seat to the arts these days.

As ever, Maggie
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marily 
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Location:
LEEDS UK
Monday, December 4, 2006 04:53 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello Renee,

Thank you for another wonderful performance at the BARBICAN on Sat 2nd.Your gown was fabulous and the programme was great. You asked me what I liked best and i think it has to be Vissi d'arte but all the programme was amazing.
I was sitting four rows from the front and directly in front of you, it was an unforgettable evening. Can't wait for Thais.

Best wishes for the future, and have a "restful" Xmas. I am sure you deserve to.

Love Marilyn x x
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marco a laborin 
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Thursday, November 23, 2006 12:45 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I saw an interview with you on Bloomberg TV this morning and I was reminded of how much I love to hear you sing.

Congratulations on a wonderful career and an absolutely beautiful voice.

Marco
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Nicola & Theresa Loebl 
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St. Louis Missouri USA
Saturday, November 18, 2006 12:24 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello I am a 14 almost 15 year old singer. I LOVE to sing opera and am a soprano. I would love any advice you may have and I really like your web site. I also enjoyed your book, and certainly got a lot of wonderful tips from that. I hope to start auditioning for colleges in the next 2 years and look forward to auditioning for Julliard. I am already nervous though.

Your biggest fan in the mid-west!

Nicola Loebl
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Fred Lacher 
fclacher(at)princeton(dot)edu
Location:
Albuquerque NM USA
Friday, November 17, 2006 07:31 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I just finished reading your book, which I found thoroughly enjoyable and interesting. Although I am not a singer in any sense, it was most fascinating to gain some understanding of your approach to singing, most especially the technical aspects and your emphasis on state of mind.

I have enjoyed those recordings of yours which I have, and I assure you that the book gives me an insight which will heighten my appreciation.

Thank you for your work. I only hope my grandchildren will be able, as they grow, to find a similar dedication to their chosen fields of endeavor.
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Martin Kooi 
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Location:
Santa Rosa, California
Friday, November 10, 2006 08:38 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Loved Renee's La Traviata in LA. Heard there is going to be a DVD released. Will it be out in time for X-Mass? Wanted to give it as a gift!

Martin
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Frédéric Dufils 
frederic(dot)dufils(at)free(dot)fr
Location:
Nantes (France)
Friday, November 10, 2006 02:04 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello !
I'am a frenchman, I fall in love with your voice.
Thank you for the pleasure you've done us.
I wish see you in France.
Sorry for my english.
Bye.
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Mel Williams 
highcrules(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
los angeles
Monday, October 23, 2006 05:06 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee, I had the great pleasure of seeing you in La Travita in LA, this past September, and apsoletly loved your performance. Afterwards, I was fortunate enough to meet you. I was the won who said, "you can add all the melisma you want in your next jazz recording. " Well, I just wanted to let you know that your age of diva cd is fantastic. Thank you for introducing me to some new and familiar arias. I hope you earn a grammy for this terrific performance. Love your #1 fan Mel.P.s. can't wait for the next jazz cd.
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Silvio Martins 
sirsense74(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)br
Location:
Brasil
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 10:16 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I´ve had the great opportunity to watch you last year in Salt Lake City for the Christmas with the mormon tabernacle choir and orchestra of temple concert. I would like to thank you for choosing Lo, How a Rose EÉR Blooming song. The whole concert was wonderfull, but no doubts this song was the best piece. I look forward listenning to it again.
Regards,
Silvio
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Laura Heydt-Adams 
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Location:
York, PA
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 12:38 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Renee,
We hope you're well, and we miss hearing you live! Hopefully we'll be seeing you in Hartford in December. We can't wait to hear the new CD tomorrow. You are wonderful as always and such an inspiration!
Love Always,
Laura and Ryan Adams
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Alice Smithson 
smithson52(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Minnesota
Monday, October 9, 2006 11:42 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee,
Diva looks & sound like a wonderful CD. I can't wait to hear it. Will it ever be produced as a visual DVD? The costumes, your interpertation of these women, their songs, etc. would be wonderful to see & hear!
Is there a DVD of your performing Madam Butterfly?
Keep singing, you make the world a better place!
Alice
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Zoe Christoforou 
zanyzoe2003(at)hotmail(dot)com
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Thursday, September 21, 2006 07:59 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi! I've recently bought the Lord of the Rings soundtracks and I have to say you have the most beautiful, haunting voice. You are amazing! And singing in Elvish! I just wanted to tell you and I wish you every success in your future projects.
Lots of love Zoe x x.
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Susan Kirton 
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Location:
Shreveport, LA
Thursday, September 21, 2006 05:35 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee wore a gorgeous gown at the Kennedy Center Salute to Warren Beatty and others. I have searched far and wide for an image of her in this dress - she looked o angelic - but haven't found one. Does a photo exist and how can I get it?
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Adele 
adele87(at)gmail(dot)com
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Sunday, September 17, 2006 07:04 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Just wanted you to know that you inspired me to come to college and major in vocal performance.

Listening to your "Care Selve"....I'm singing that this semester.
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Rick McDole 
rmcdole1(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
El Paso, TX
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 05:31 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Seeing and hearing you sing in the video clips from the 9/11 service at ground zero this weekend was not only haunting but beautiful. I'm sure it was an intensely moving performance to do, especially with all the emotions surrounding you. You are truly a national treasure. Thanks.
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Rhoda Sharp 
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Location:
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Sunday, September 10, 2006 02:28 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

We saw you in "La Traviata" last evening and I will NEVER forget your magnificent voice,, (how you do that in a prone position is mind boggling) your exquisite beauty, your generosity to your fellow actors, and the entire presentation. It truly was a thrill of a lifetime. THank you

Rhoda Sharp
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sandrine 
Location:
Toulouse, FRANCE
Friday, September 8, 2006 09:41 AM  Write a comment

je viens de dcouvrir ce site. Quelle joie !
J'ai assist votre rcital du 17 Novembre 2005: quel merveillement, quelle ravissement!
Merci.
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Carly 
EnvoyofChrist(at)ev1(dot)net
Location:
Texas, USA
Monday, September 4, 2006 09:29 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello!

I am a singer from Texas...I am still in high school and I'm interested in learning a more operatic style of singing and developing my voice. This is a great website!
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Elizabeth 
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 09:23 PM  Write a comment


YOU ARE AWESOMELY AWESOME!!! but you have probably figured that out by now. You are AMAZING! I just needed to tell you that!
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Joseph S. Haas 
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Location:
Concord, N,.H. 03302-3842
Tuesday, August 29, 2006 05:08 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Renee! That's a nice photo of you reading "Misty" of Chincoteague Island, Virginia. You wanna go for a horse-back ride with me over at http://www.castleintheclouds.org/ ? IN SEARCH OF...a signed photo of same. Thanks!
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Lisa R. Prochello 
lprochello(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
Location:
San Francisco
Sunday, August 27, 2006 04:42 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I started listening to oprea after I heard the beauty of your voice. I love oprea now and am grateful to you. Your album "The Beautiful Voice" is my favorite oprea album. You also signed it for me! How cool is that?!
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Martin Spellacy 
martinspellacy(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
US Army EUR /Kosovo
Monday, August 14, 2006 11:42 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I have been big fan and always look forward to the time in the day when I can listen to one of your CDs and relax.
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Anne Drissel 
drisselab(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Reston, Virginia
Friday, August 4, 2006 02:59 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Last nights (Aug 3) National Symphony Orchestra + Rene Fleming concert at Wolftrap Park in Northern Virginia was an absolutely stunning experience. Even the weather participated. It was unbearably hot by 7 PM it was still in the upper 90s and no air moving. I sat through a pre-concert presentation by one of the local music critics who discussed the music to be presented. The sunset in the west was gorgeous high puffy clouds and some god sunbeams shining through.


The concert began at 8:15 and opened with the National Symphony playing The Sorcerors Apprentice followed by The Moonlight Sonatra. The conductor had opened with a brief comment about how hot it was and how the last time Rene came to DC she sang through a huge storm but the weathermen had promised that todays heat would break by 9 PM. Then he turned and started the Sorcerors Apprentice. As the music built, lightning and thunder started in the west. As the music built, the lightning and thunder got closer. Then loud cracks of thunder and all hell broke loose. Rain fell as though the heavens had turned on a fire hose it was so hard it was blowing sideways. It looked as though the flag at the theatre entrance was going to be torn off its pole. Umbrellas were uprooted and rolled across the lawn. Still the orchestra played on. People ran to get under the covered area. Some people just pulled plastic over their heads and sat gamely in the downpour. Still the orchestra played and, just as the orchestra played the last notes, a huge clap of thunder crackled and roared overhead and everything went dark! The audience went wild!

We waited in the dark for 15 or 20 minutes while the engineers tried to bring up emergency generators and stage hands raised fabric screens on the sides to protect the lighting. With work lights partially lighting the stage, the orchestra played an ethereal Clair de Lune. Then Rene Fleming floated onstage in an incredible green silk dress (fitted bodice with one of her signature sweeping skirts) and stepped up next to the podium. There were no spotlights just work lights. She proceeded to sing an incredible piece that left the audience screaming. Then it was intermission and the stage hands worked feverishly to bring up the full lighting. They succeeded. The second half of the concert was equally compelling It opened with an incredible NSO performance of Ravel's passionate Daphnis et Chlo, Ms Fleming sang several stunningly-performed operatic pieces with summer themes. The finale was amazing the audience would not let Rene leave she came back for 5 encores. At one point, she thanked the audience saying We didnt think youd come tonight - it was so hot." During one encore, I Could Have Danced All Night, she had the audience sing along! She finished with The Last Rose of Summer.

I had treated myself really great seat (instead of buying my usual lawn seat!). I found myself in a "PIT" seat which turned out to be a chair set up in the 3rd row of the space that is usually the orchestra pit! I had the middle seat - directly in front of the stage. I was about 10-12 feet from Ms Fleming and the NSO conductor. What a night!
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Leah Carr 
leahsings(at)gmail(dot)com
Location:
Virginia, USA
Friday, August 4, 2006 09:59 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I just went to see Renee in concert last night at Wolf Trap performing with the NSO. She was AMAZING!!! It was one of the greatest experiences of my entire life! I will certainly never forget it. A highlight was that she sang one of my favorite songs: "I Could Have Danced All Night" and even got the crowd involved.
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Deb Cobb 
debbie_cobb2006(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Indiana
Friday, July 21, 2006 07:28 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee,
My name is Debb and I am a fan of yours. I enjoy listening to your music. I have the Shubert albulm, great work on it. Thank you for your inspirational music. I'm looking forward to your upcoming albulms.

Deb Cobb

(Deb is an adult with developmental disabilities, she enjoys Renee's work. The staff at the group home where Deb lives assisted her in writing this letter and finding information about Renee.)
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Mary Jo 
musicluver_2007(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
North Dakota
Friday, July 21, 2006 05:16 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Ms. Fleming,

I have read your book and I think it is AMAZING!!!! I think every young singer out there should read it. I am 16 years old and am looking into opera performance- your book has given me a lot of inspiration!!! You are very talented and have an amazing voice!!
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Lynn Lepore 
maclyn_04032(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Auburn, MAine
Friday, July 21, 2006 11:42 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I just saw a special on Renee Flemming on cable tv. I have never been to or seen an opera. I have never been so enthralled in my life. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL AND DYNAMIC PERSONALITY. My dream would be to see here in person.
Your newest fan
Lynn Lepore
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marilyn 
marilynpdunford(at)aol(dot)com
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 03:29 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee,

i have listened to your new release,Love Sublime twice now. I can't make up my mind about it but I am sure it will grow on me. I adore your voice, whatever you sing but confess I prefer your classical repertoire.

I have also have the Xmas recording from Mainz Cathedral, and it is wonderful! I love your "Holly and the Ivy", it is the best I have heard.

I am looking forward to seeing you at the Barbican in December.

With best wishes and love
from Marilyn in the UK
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Alice Smithson 
smithson52(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Minnesota
Sunday, July 9, 2006 01:50 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I play your Sacred Songs CD in my car all the time, and I am reading The Inner Voice. I told my husband all I want for my birthday is to see you in concert!!
Thanks for staying true to the music!
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Vicky G. 
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Location:
Glens Falls,NY
Saturday, July 8, 2006 01:41 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee,
I just finished reading your book.I am not a tradional voice student,meaning at the age of 49 I fulfilled my dream of so being able to afford voice lessons.My vocal coach of 3 years,Penny Scheik,loaned me the book and I have been inspired by the technique tips that supplement Penny's teaching.I only hope that young students take advantage of your insights and what it takes to be a professional singer as well as remaining "down to earth".My love of muisc makes me so happy to be able to improve my ability and hope that those who are in the business not only reap the financial benefits but remember the love of music that brought them there in the first place.
Thank You for writing this wonderful book.
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Jos 
rincon63(at)gmail(dot)com
Location:
Tallahassee
Sunday, July 2, 2006 07:31 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Rene,

My name is Jos and I have been an avid fan of yours for several years now. I am a 2006 graduate of the Crane School of Music and I was fortunate enough to meet you at the benefit concert at the Riverside Baptist Church. A couple of my fellow Cranies and I used to buy $25 nosebleed seats at the Met, leave Potsdam in the morning, see the show at night and drive back for class the next morning. We saw you in La Traviata, Rusalka, and Rodelinda and they were all truly fantastic. I hope to see you in Eugene Onegin this coming season...I LOVE your Russian diction. I hope all is well with you and your family.

Take care,
Jos
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marilyn 
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Location:
Leeds UK
Tuesday, May 30, 2006 06:28 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello Renee,

I have just enjoyed Placidos "Cryano De Bergerac" at the Royal Opera in London on Sat 27th May. What an amazing man and what a thrill to be there.

I came upon your latest DVD Sacred Songs, by chance in the Opera House shop and it was the icing on the cake for me.

I have played it and been enthralled. I have my ticket for the Barbican in December, and I can't wait.

Have a wonderful time on your tour of Japan and very best wishes.

Love - Marilyn
PS I am listening to your Verdi Requiem whilst I write.
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Robert Schamp 
ssnstump(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Heidelberg Germany
Tuesday, May 23, 2006 07:03 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Renee - I continue to marvel at your voice. I enjoy every recording, but especially your Rusalka.
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Holly 
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Saturday, May 20, 2006 10:40 PM  Write a comment

Hello! I wanted to thank you for writing such a helpful book! I am entering college next year as an opera vocal performance major, thus it was nice to get some clues as to what the business is like and the amount of discipline opera requires. I admire your passion and your talent so much, and I hope to see you perform in person someday! (Hint, hint...come to California...haha )
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Gaston 
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Saturday, May 20, 2006 11:19 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Don't know what to say really. My limited skills as a writer can't do justice to the admiration I have for Rene. I just want to thank her for her singing which never fails to move me. Her voice must be one of the most beautiful in history. Rene only has to open her mouth and a gorgeous sound comes out of it. And she's a beautiful and classy lady also. Thanks for making my life and the world a better place by way of your incredible talent. Love ya!
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Holly 
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Tuesday, May 16, 2006 01:24 PM  Write a comment

Dear Ms. Fleming,

I attended this past Saturday's (May 13) performance of Rodelinda and wish to thank you for such a breathtaking performance. I was hesitant to attend a 4hr long production of Handel, but was truly engaged for the length of the opera. Although I have been an avid fan for quite some time, I have never had the chance to see you in person. Pictures and CD's do not do justice to your physical and vocal beauty! You are an inspiration and we are lucky to have you.
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Sarah 
sbrow46(at)lsu(dot)edu
Location:
Baton Rouge
Tuesday, May 16, 2006 12:06 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Is it true Renee is coming to Baton Rouge for the Baton Rouge Opera?? O if she could just come a teach a few lessons at LSU!!! I would pay anything to just see her...and to hear my voice and give me some pointers!! I would adore that!!
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Sarah 
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Baton Rouge Louisiana
Tuesday, May 16, 2006 12:00 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Oh my goodness...I am in love with Rennee!!! I don't know her...or have even seen her...But her voice is amazing and she is my complete role model for what I want to be!!
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Juan Carlos Venturino 
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Friday, May 5, 2006 04:01 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Mrs.Fleming:
I adore your voice, your interpretation, your magic. I have never seen you on a live concert... When will you come to Spain? You have here many fans! My dream: Mrs.Rene Fleming and Mrs.Cecilia Bartoli singing Vivaldi for me....
PEACE AND LOVE FOR YOU AND ALL WHO READ THESE LINES !
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some guy from California 
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Saturday, April 29, 2006 08:12 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

surely you meant a new FILM!!!

Rene stars in a new _firm_ "In Search of Mozart"





Lovely lovely voice... cheers!


Dave
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Jean Jaris 
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Friday, April 28, 2006 01:03 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

YOU ROCK, RENEE
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professor Mary Gayle Greene 
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Friday, April 21, 2006 01:09 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello Renee: What would it take for you to do a master class at a university? You have a lot of fans here...

Best wishes, Mary Gayle Greene, professor of voice, Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University.

By the way, if you are a serious music student who has completed grades 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12, and you would like to learn to sing, I suggest you attend Cannon Music Camp, a four-week, music-filled retreat in North Carolina's magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains. I will be teaching selected voice students!

Please check out the following web sites, especially if you are involved with the following:
north carolina governors school choral, or
all state chorus.
You can find information on a variety of topics:
getting a vocal performance degree,
getting a carolina university vocal scholarship, and
summer music camp voice.

P.S., also check out Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music, Hayes Young Artist Scholarship Vocal Information; The winner will receive a Hayes Music Scholarship of $20,000 ($5,000 per year, renewable for up to 4 years) to the Appalachian State University School of Music, and Study Voice at the Hayes School of Music.
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Thursday, April 20, 2006 02:27 PM  Write a comment

i like this site
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Barbara Lee 
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Saturday, April 15, 2006 03:13 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Just enjoyed your guest appearance on Marian McPhartland Show. Love your voice. I have heard it said "The richest child is por without a musical education". Performing or appreciation. BRAVO
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vong 
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Thursday, April 6, 2006 03:49 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

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matt dobson 
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Monday, April 3, 2006 06:50 PM  Write a comment

exquisite
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Jeff Paul 
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Friday, March 31, 2006 01:24 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Rene,
My wife and I, along with another couple, flew to Honolulu to see your Friday night performance. You were stunning... magical... transcendent... Words are inadequate to describe how we felt.
I hope you had an opportunity to enjoy some of Hawai'i. (The North Shore was wonderfully rain-free most of the week.)
Looking at your schedule, I'm wondering if we have to visit Japan just to see you in another concert. Perhaps you will book a concert in the Los Angeles area. I will be the first person in line.
All the best!
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Tuesday, March 28, 2006 04:23 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

THIS IS AN INTRESTING SITE.
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Daniel 
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Location:
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Monday, March 27, 2006 03:52 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Rene, I saw your performance with Honolulu Symphony tonight and you took my breath away. Your beautiful voice, which has been acknowledged around the world, was amazing and you looked absolutely stunning in your gowns. It was a magical moment that I haven't felt for a long time. Thank you.
Aloha.
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Mary Gayle Greene 
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Thursday, March 23, 2006 12:52 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I enjoy the diversity of opinion in this forum.

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Sunday, March 19, 2006 01:03 AM  Write a comment

Ouch Russell that was cold. Although I didn't really enjoy that particular CD I'm not going to complain about something she's wanted to do for years.
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Charlie Bulman 
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Wednesday, March 8, 2006 12:57 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Good afternoon to you,

As below - from your website - Where can I get this DVD - I saw this on the BBC, I cannot find the DVD

In November 1998, she starred in The Marriage of Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera, conducted by James Levine and co-starring Cecilia Bartoli and Bryn Terfel. The New York Times said of her performance on the first night: "'Porgi amor' was a flood of beautiful sound; the climactic tones of 'Dove sono' made the body tingle."
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Cindy Shadrick 
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Location:
Iowa
Wednesday, March 8, 2006 11:47 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I saw Renee last night in Iowa City, Iowa and it was amazing. Her voice fantastic as usual and she just looked beautiful. She really has no idea of what an amazing gift she brought it all the students and singers last night. Here in Iowa we are not often exposed to a talent of her level.
Thank you so much Renee!!!!
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Russell Harris 
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Monday, March 6, 2006 08:45 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Haunted Heart - what a mistake. I adore Ms Fleming's voice and interpretation - have a huge collection but this album is a big "no-no". What on earth did Ms F think she was doing - those dreadful cover versions, that awful rendition of Liebst du um Schnheit. I cannot bear to listen to it. After putting the CD aside for a couple of months, I tried it again yesterday and had to run screaming from the room - sloppy phrasing, awful German. Please, please don't do this again but keep producing the usual standard of divine performance!
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Jean 
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3/3/06 (PST)
Dear Renee,

I just recently discovered your beautiful music and voice from The Lord of the Rings soundtrack. There are no word to describe such beauty. I plan to buy some of your albums because of the glorious sound of your voice in that soundtrack.

What a gift you have to be able to inspire and move the soul of so many beings with such beauty that it is almost difficult to contain.

Also, I got a little 'catch' in my soul (chest/heart) and throat when I scrolled down the homepage and saw the "Get Caught Reading" photo of you. There you are holding one of the most wonderful and treasured books of my childhood -- same edition and cover -- Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry. I was an absolute horse nut growing up and I loved all of her books and read them again and again. I also loved the illustrations by Wesley Dennis. I even drew a few of them (although I was too young to know about plagiarism at the time, but I didn't sell them anyway ...) The Black Stallion series were also some of my horse book favorites during my youth. I wonder if you personally picked that book to hold for the photo because you have a special connection with it? I like to think so -- it's more romantic a notion than that someone just handed you any book to hold for the photo ~smile~

Thank you for adding your own special and unique beauties to this world and reality.

Wishing you joy, abundance in all things that honor you and life, and all your dreams come true, forever and ever and ever!

(p.s. I wish this for everyone . . .)
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BC 
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Friday, March 3, 2006 05:12 PM  Write a comment

For those who are interested, a note in the program at last night's Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert indicated that the DVD of their Christmas Concert with Renee Fleming will be released in September. Having personally attended the concert and being familiar with the quality of the MTC's productions I'm sure the DVD will be wonderful!
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Amy Jo Bostwick 
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Thursday, March 2, 2006 09:17 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Wonderful!!
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Wendy Bright-Levy 
wendysue302(at)yahoo(dot)com
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Wednesday, March 1, 2006 07:58 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee, I just finished your book and found it to be beautifully written, candid, and inspiring. Thank you!
Wendy
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Nicolas Aguirre 
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Wednesday, March 1, 2006 05:54 PM  Write a comment


Dear Ms. Fleming,

I just want to let you know how happy the beautiful sound of your voice has made me and my family. My grandmother had been in bed, in coma, for three weeks and I thought it would be nice to play some music for her. So, I played your casta diva and suddenly, she started to respond!!!! So, not only we're thankful to you for all those hours of pleasure hearing your voice but also beacuse the power of it has made my grandmother come alive again! Thank you very much for that. I loved you in Thais, perhaps my favorite opera and of course, performed by my favorite soprano, ever! You've somehow been touched by God with that precious voice of yours and it touches me how well it works when it comes to healins a person's soul and body!

Nicholas
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Maureen Cilek 
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Location:
Iowa City, IA
Tuesday, February 28, 2006 02:07 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Looking forward to your visit in our fine town of Iowa City. I am taking 3 of my tennis girlfriends as my husband will be in NYC, he's quite bummed he can't attend. We still keep an apartment there as we are still New Yorkers! And, his business is based in Manhattan. I immediately bought tickets when they went on sale last fall; I don't know much about Opera but your voice moves me! This is my first time seeing you in concert. My seats are awesome and hopefully we will say hello to you after the show. Best of luck!

Maureen Cilek
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Felipe 
felipe(dot)nunez(dot)lara(at)gmail(dot)com
Location:
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Sunday, February 26, 2006 09:05 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello... Rene, the first time I've heard you, you made me cry (Kurt Weill's Je ne t'aime pas)... thanks...
F.
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Bonnie Dobbs 
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Tuesday, February 21, 2006 11:21 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee,

Looking forward to your concert in Dayton this evening, February 21, 2006. I am a member of the Dayton Opera Chorus in rehearsals for Die Fledermaus. You passed right by me in the hallway and unfortunately I was too dumbstruck to speak. Please forgive my inability to articulate, but what was I going to say to you? "Hi, I love you and your insight into soprano vocals"? I didn't want to seem like your run of the mill groupie. Most of the chorus caught a brief glimpse last evening and we are truly thankful! We are thankful not only for a glimpse of our favorite artist, but for being able to use our God given talents which put us in contact with greatness.

Thank You Renee!

Bonnie Dobbs
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Robert S Laskowski 
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Springville, NY
Saturday, February 18, 2006 11:47 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

First time I've heard you Bravo !!
Would like to see you again
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jgrouber 
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Liverpool NY
Thursday, February 16, 2006 06:58 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello Renee,

Not sure you read this guestbook, but just wanted to let you know that I will be seeing you in Buffalo, NY. The tickets were a 2005 xmas gift to me. I joked with a friend of mine that you were the last person to see "in concert" in my entire life as i have seen most of my favorite singers in concert. Seeing you is going to be the most memorable experience of my life!

Thanks for listening, John.
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marilyn 
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Leeds UK
Thursday, February 16, 2006 04:05 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RENEE FOR THE 14TH. I HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL DAY.

Can you please let Decca have your concerts dates for the UK this year. I could not find anything listed on their website and i can't wait to see you again.

Lots of Love

Marilyn x x
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Tahirih Silcock 
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Natick,MA
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 11:09 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee,
Hope you had a wonderful birthday. You are a great inspiration to me, not only as a singer, but as a person. I wish to someday be an opera singer and am studying at a performing arts high school so I can achieve that goal. I remember meeting you once and I told you I wanted to become a singer and your response was ''It's a lot of work, but I think you you should definitely go for it''. Well I'm 19 years old now and am giving it all I got, even though it's been the hardest thing I've had to do yet.
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Jen 
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Tuesday, February 14, 2006 08:24 AM  Write a comment

Happy birthday, dear Renee! Don't ever stop sharing your voice with us!
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Harald Ketzer 
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Tuesday, February 14, 2006 06:14 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Rene,
happy birthday to you!-
Unfortunately I missed you in Salzburg/Austria for the celebration of Mozarts 250th birthday. You had to cancel the festive concert. Press release said: voice problems in the concert aria with piano obbligato. What a pity! I was so lucky to have a ticket for this event. Nevertheless I was somehow comforted by the fact that your colleague Cecilia Bartoli was able to take over your part.
Good luck for the upcoming year!
Regards
Harald
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Stephanie Markgraf 
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Phillips, Wi
Monday, February 13, 2006 08:49 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Ms. Fleming,
I just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday!! I will be celebrating my birthday on the 26th. I'm so excited to finally get to see you perform. My husband is taking me to hear you perform on March 5th for my birthday!!!
Happy Valentine's Day too!!!!

Domesticdiva
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Metelyk 
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Location:
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Friday, February 10, 2006 06:33 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee!
Thank you for the happy and pleasant moments I've spent on your website! It's
great!
I want to invite you to the website of your Ukrainian colleague Lidiya Zabilyasta!
http://www.zabilyasta.com.ua
Please come in! We'll be very happy if you visit us!
Best regards!

Metelyk
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Alice Marsh 
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Location:
Salt Lake City
Wednesday, February 8, 2006 02:01 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Thank you so very much, Renee, for your Christmas concert at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City. I was able to see it twice and truly it made my holiday season wonderful. I listen to your recording with Bryn Terfel, Under the Stars almost daily--your voices rejoice together like few others. I hurried and bought your--The Beautiful Voice and Renee Fleming--Arias, and love them as well. Don't forget us, we would love to have you come again, bring along Bryn next time.
Thank you again--you are a joy to hear.
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John Eckler 
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Saint Charles Illinois
Saturday, February 4, 2006 08:00 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

How do I get tickets to the recital at Dominican University on March 5th?
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Szab Zsolt 
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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 11:11 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I have asked personaly Rene, and she said in november, that this Prague concert, and the whole tour cancelled.

Sorry.
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Kristen Jayne 
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 10:57 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I heart Renee Flemming!! I am going to see her on February 21st!!! I dave front row seats!!
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Ann Cawthon 
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 08:45 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Thank you for your singing and inner voice that have brought such beauty and depth of feeling to my life.
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Will 
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Elkton, Maryland
Thursday, January 19, 2006 01:18 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

While visiting the Rising Sun (MD) Library yesterday afternoon (Jan 18) I picked out your cd "Haunted Heart" to check out. Although it said pop/rock on it, I quickly found it sounded jazz and later learned that you were on Martha Stewart. Now I find that you are a famous classical artist. I did enjoy your singing and in particular Stevie Wonder's song, "My Cheri Amour." Thanks for the music. -William
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lukas 
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Monday, January 16, 2006 03:59 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dears,
I would like to aks you, on every Renes website, they mentiont, that on the 12.2.2006 there will be a coccert in PRAGUE, but in prague any ticketsellsagency doent know about it. And I dont want to miss Rene in our capital....so can you help me, where I can buy tickets in Prague?
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Andrew Lennon 
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Sunday, January 8, 2006 10:18 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Please come to the Northern California area.
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Mck 
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Monday, January 2, 2006 01:53 AM  Write a comment

What a voice, what a face, what an inspiration.Hopefully i will be able to hear you live one day.

Are you ever coming out to Australia. Please do.
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Ethel 
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Sunday, January 1, 2006 03:41 PM  Write a comment

Enid,are you still alive?
Renee ROCKS!
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stacy pasch 
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Alexandria MN
Saturday, December 31, 2005 06:53 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Every time I hear you on Prairie Home Companion I know the show goes from an A to an Att. Please keep coming to the show...Also would you consider doing a show in the Fargo Dome or Target Center...Your voice is so lovely that it makes opera so very easy to enjoy
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James Dillon 
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Location:
Chicago
Saturday, December 24, 2005 12:24 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Holiday Greetings to you, and thanks so much for your Haunted Heart!!
JD
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Ln 
itasara(at)aol(dot)com
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Thursday, December 22, 2005 12:46 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

SUPERB PERFORMANCE, TONIGHT, RENEE!!I I Can't believe you had a cold. I was dying up in the mezanine trying not to blow my nose too hard and cough; WELCOME BACK TO ROCHESTER (CRUD). I was touched by your performance as well with your sister. Oh, and I just finished your book; what an inspiration! As a soprano, I have the very same doubts you expressed in such an honest way, only I don't think I could have had the stamina that you have. I certainly didn't have the same opportunities or the necessary personality growing up. I wish I could meet you sometime!! If i ever get over this cold, I hope to continue learning and improving while I can (I'm only 57 now. LOL!) BEST WISHES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
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Martin Merx 
mmerx(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
SLC, Utah
Saturday, December 10, 2005 04:07 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee's performance tonight with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir was spectacular! I recommend everyone buy the DVD when it comes out. Thanks Renee!
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Heikki Mustonen 
michaelmustonen(at)yahoo(dot)com
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Houston, Texas
Thursday, December 8, 2005 05:21 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Thank you for signing my Playbill before exiting stage Door after the Holiday concert in Houston, Texas December 6, 2005.
Have fun touring with Richard Bado in January. He is a good friend of mine.

The concert was amazing!!!
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Carole Loudd 
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Location:
Ukiah, California
Saturday, December 3, 2005 11:03 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I heard that voice on Prairie Home Companion show on 12/3. wow!wow!wow! I've never heard a more beautiful Ave Maria. Thanks for making my evening.
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Craig Holthus 
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Thursday, December 1, 2005 10:19 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

What a gift from God! One of a kind voice,& always uplifts my spirit
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Anne Elizabeth Bishop 
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Thursday, December 1, 2005 07:33 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail


I so enjoyed watching the concert on PBS entitled "Sacred Songs and Carols." It was entertaining, education and good food for the spirit for this Christmastide.

Congratulations !!
Annie B
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Maria S. Calderone, DVM 
Location:
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Thursday, December 1, 2005 02:19 AM  Write a comment

Thank you, thank you. I've listened to your Holiday Concert twice this evening -twice enthralled.
Maria
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CLINTON SCHIOLA 
CONSERVATIVE1(at)COMCAST(dot)NET
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Tuesday, November 29, 2005 01:54 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

YOUR NEWEST ALBUM IS EXCELLENT. I THINK THIS IS YOUR BEST WORK TO DATE. YOUR WORK IS AN INSPIRING AND NEVER GETS OLD. YOU CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS.
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Jeremy 
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Location:
Tennessee
Tuesday, November 22, 2005 10:59 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Just saw your pic in time magazine. I have never heard of you but one thing is for sure, You are a Hottie! I will have to find one of your CD's
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dave 
kingcat(at)blueyonder(dot)co(dot)uk
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london
Friday, November 18, 2005 05:19 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

heard the Joni Mitchell cover on Desert Island Discs-terrible- stick to the boring old classics- leave the rock and jazz alone!
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vaillant jean jacques 
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Location:
france
Sunday, November 13, 2005 06:36 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Merci pour ce moment de pur plaisir que vous nous avez offert le 11 nov au theatre des champs Elysees, vous avez t PARFAITE.
Nous vous souhaitons, en change, beaucoups de bonheur.
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Bill Biel 
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Location:
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Friday, November 11, 2005 08:20 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Rene,

Just wanted to check in....it's been a zillion years, but, I still remember you from Ralph J's English class at Gates_Chili, when I student taught there in late '71 to spring of '72.
I know I cageily called on you when my supervisor from Geneseo came to observe me because I always knew I could get a solid correct answer from you....anyways...I have followed your career from afar as most of us in the western NY area have...you just amaze me.....and the new cd sends chills up and down my spine...this is also the cd I have been waiting for.....please....don't make it a one-shot deal.....and don't make us wait so long......Hopefully, I will see you at Eastman when you come this time around....take care.....keep being true to your music and heart....and thanks for teaching me this time....about committment, goals and that good things happen to good people. It thills me to have known you, even at that young age, we all knew it would happen for you!!!!


Fondly,

Mr. Biel

PS Hey, did they ever open that time capsule??????????? *smile*
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Tolai 
tolai_tolai(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Saturday, November 5, 2005 07:47 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello from Salt Lake City!!! We are so excited to see you perform live for the Christmas Concert!!!!!
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Kari Zeeman 
scandbabe(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Sandy Utah
Saturday, November 5, 2005 12:46 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I have loved your music and you for as long as I can remember. I am totally addicted! Your voice is so gorgeous I cry when I hear you! the feeling is so huge, it always brings tears to my eyes. You have a wonderful powerful voice. I hope someday to hear you in person.
Love Kari Zeeman
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Julia Surian 
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Location:
Kitchener, Ontario - Canada
Friday, November 4, 2005 07:07 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I just recently read your biography and I thought it was just fantastic. I wish more musicians wrote books like that. It gave me a better understanding of the life of a professional musician. I have a degree in music but shortly after graduation, I was married and had a baby. Now that my son is in school I am pursuing a path of singing and finding your book was simply perfect timing! Thanks!
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Tara Lynn Hepworth 
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Monday, October 31, 2005 04:08 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee. I think you are a very special and talented woman. And have a voice I greatly appreciate..I have only one cd of yours but hope someday to have more. I hope that you will continue to succeed in all you do. Keep up the good work!
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Peter 
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Location:
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Wednesday, October 26, 2005 03:26 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi, will there ever be, anywhere in the world, a live performance of you Renee together with the English Chamber Orchestra Conducted by Jeffrey Tate?
Looking forward to it.
Peter
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Rajesh Parikh 
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Sunday, October 23, 2005 07:53 PM  Write a comment

Great site! Keep up the good work.
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Liz 
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Wednesday, October 19, 2005 09:49 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I am a soprano and have been listening to Renee's voice for quite some time. I absolutly love it and I aspire to sing something like that when I am older.
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milna 
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Wednesday, October 19, 2005 11:50 AM  Write a comment

hi mrs fleming !!!

As every person who come check this website, I really like how you sing.


I hope you're gonna answer me.

PS
your book was pretty good, i really like it by the way !!!

good bye, and i hope you' are going to come to sing in paris very soon.



milna
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Jean-Pierre Jacquet 
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Tuesday, October 18, 2005 02:55 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Divine.
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Xenia Dormandy 
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Location:
Boston
Monday, October 17, 2005 07:59 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Can you give me some sense of when you will know your 2005/06 schedule? My mother is a huge fan - she missed your concert in California (either Santa Barbara where she lives or LA, I don't recall anymore) as she was quite ill and couldn't get out of bed (despite trying hard). I promised last year for her birthday to get her tickets next time you came to town either in LA, Santa Barbara, Boston or London if she could make it, but I can't find your upcoming schedule anywhere.

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. You should know that you have a quite discerning fan in my mother (you are one of only three favorites who reduce my mother to tears (along with Kiri and Frederika von Stade)) and a growing one in me.

regards,

Xenia
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Aurora 
Velvetstorm(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
Buffalo, NY
Saturday, October 15, 2005 12:26 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Rene, From the bottom of my heart I Thank You. You are my inspiration in choosing a career in Vocal Performance. I am a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and am beyond thrilled that we (I) will be able to have the chance to get an up close and personal look and meeting with you. I was recently in a preliminary pageant and performed 'Una Donna A Quindicci Anni' as my talent. I won overall talent, and keeping your smiling face in the back of my mind is what kept me going. Thank you so much for planning a concert in Buffalo. I can't wait to meet you
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Jenny Paquet 
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Location:
Lakeland,FL
Thursday, October 13, 2005 08:17 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello, Renee! Your voice is incredible and full of passion! I am a music education student at Southeastern University, studying under Dr. Shudong Luo. We were playing your "Handel" CD, and my voice teacher and I looked at each other with that "whoa" look, because your rendition of "Ombra Mai Fu" is incredibly awesome. Good on you, Renee. Sincerely, Jenny Paquet
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Derek Lee Ragin 
Dragin1980(at)hotmal(dot)com
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Tuesday, October 11, 2005 05:31 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

To Whom It May Concern,

Please, I'm an old freind of Rene's. Well, friend. Let's just say colleague! I'd like to write to her directly if I may. Anyway of telling her this. I'd appreciated this.

Thank you and I look forward to your reply.

Derek
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Joanne Ward 
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Location:
Bermuda
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 07:54 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

May God continue to shine upon you.
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Ramona Verrico 
RVerrico(at)cbmove(dot)com
Location:
Norther Virginia
Monday, October 10, 2005 11:49 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee:
I'm 52 I've studied voice for 9 years.
Late, late bloomer. Thank you for all
your help over the years. When I become
frustrated with the vocal problems I've
encountered over the years. And I've
battled all of them. I play one of your
CD's and I find a new lesson.
Thanx so much,
Ramona
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Rachel Napolitano 
onlyonestar(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
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Sacramento, Ca.
Tuesday, October 4, 2005 04:57 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

As an aspiring Opera singer myself, I just wanted to say that you are my biggest inspiration. I hope to one day follow in your fabulous footsteps.
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mel williams 
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Location:
LOS ANGELES
Friday, September 30, 2005 01:30 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello Renee, I am writing to tell how much I have enjoyed your cd recordings this year, especially the Haunted Heart cd. I hope you continue to use your great musical instincts, that you displayed all of your recordings in the future. My only desire is that you let loose a little more on your next jazz recording. I would love to hear you scatt, hit some high notes, like a horn and put some gospel melisma in that recording. This is what I love about your last recital tour in L.A. and your performance of But Beautiful, with Brad M. Also I would love if you did a recording of Over the Rainbow. The last thing I would love for you to do is some Hugo Wolf lieder and another Handle opera with Bill Christie. I love you Renee. Thanks for being a great artist and human being. Mel Williams
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MARINA GEORGE 
IRIK(at)AOL(dot)COM
Location:
ORINDA, CALIFORNIA
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 06:57 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Ms. Fleming:

In the early 60's, I began studying voice, and was lucky enough to be able to sing with the San Francisco Opera Chorus if they needed additional singers.
Being very familiar with so many operatic celebrity voices during the many years, I must tell you that never, in my life, have I heard a voice as beautiful as yours. It is incredible that such a beautiful woman also has such a gorgeous voice. God bless you and your family.
Sincerely,
MARINA GEORGE
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Ramona 
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Monday, September 26, 2005 05:52 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

A tour schedule is on the www.reneefleming.com web site, also there is a link to her new video for the sacred songs cd. Ramona,the rugrat
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Cheryl Luttrell 
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Location:
Queensland Australia
Monday, September 26, 2005 06:55 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee's voice is captivating. I would love to attend a concert and wondered if her 2005/2006 schedule is available yet.

I will be in London/Europe this December/January, and again in April/May/June 2006. Hoping she will be performing in either England or Europe during that time.

Sincerely
Cheryl Luttrell
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Julienne Cornelius 
julienne(dot)soprano(at)gmail(dot)com
Location:
Island Pond, VT
Sunday, September 25, 2005 06:52 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I am reading Renee's autobio. right now. And I love it. I am studying to be an opera singer, and have high hopes. I am in love with the sound of her voice and am biginning to understand how much work is put into it. THANK YOU FOR INSPIRING ME
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Barbara 
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Sunday, September 25, 2005 06:37 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Just heard you are our guest soloist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert! We are so excited!
You are wonderful.
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Lee Cullum 
lcullum(at)swbell(dot)net
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Dallas, TX
Saturday, September 24, 2005 12:58 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello. I am writing to you at the request of Lee Cullum. She tried unsuccessfully to get on the backstage list this week at the Met to see you. Now she is planning a trip to see you at Carnegie Hall, Jan. 8. What do I need to do to get her backstage after that 3:00 p.m. performance? Certainly you can read into all of this the implicit effusive praise Lee has for your work.
I will be grateful, as will Lee, for your counsel.
Sally Allen-Smith
Assistant to Lee Cullum
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Mike Linkins 
mlinkins(at)swbell(dot)net
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 04:54 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

It's already September, so could we please have the 2005-6 season described? Thanks!
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Claire Mack 
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Location:
Hutchinson Island, Florida
Tuesday, September 20, 2005 06:42 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Would greatly appreciate your schedule for South Florida. I've seen that you will be performing at The Raymond Kravis Center in January 2006. Will you be performing at any other concert halls?

Thanking you in advance for your 2006 schedule in South Florida.
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T L Spencer 
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Saturday, September 17, 2005 09:52 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Recorded her biography by Ovation and find many of her notes seem to soar over
the concert hall as though they have wings. She is fantastic in many ways.
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Margaret Christensen 
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Saturday, September 17, 2005 08:42 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

i just listened to Amazing Grace song by you. Beautiful!!! I am old enough to be your mother and I wish only that you can enjoy your music for as long as I have enjoyed my singing.
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Holger N. Koch 
holger(at)honoko(dot)de
Location:
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Friday, September 16, 2005 04:25 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Liebe Frau Flemming,

vor einigen Jahren durften wir Sie anllich des Schleswig-Holstein MusikFestival im Kieler Schlo erleben.
Ein unvergessliches Erlebnis !
Heute sind Sie eine der grten Sngerinnen unserer Zeit !
Danke ! God bless you!

Elke & Holger N. Koch
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sylvie,CLF 
rolfarno(at)numericable(dot)fr
Location:
Toulouse (FRANCE)
Thursday, September 15, 2005 10:56 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I am very looking forward to seeing and listening you,in Toulouse, next november.
I read your book and was pleased to discover that you are someone full of humanity and sincerity.You are not only gifted, but you deserve that gift, because you struggled a lot to achieve to be a star!
I never learnt music but i love opera since years. Some voices make me feel so intense emotions, like yours!!
i thank you for the emotions and pleasure you give to me when i hear you!
see you soon in Toulouse,"the pink town" (la ville rose) where lots of people wait for you!!
sylvie CLF
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Jonh Kettler 
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 01:21 PM  Write a comment

Dear Renee,
How are you and your children? I am also an opera singer, but I lost my sight two years ago due to two strokes and a coma. I got your book and am having people read it to me It is very interesting. I wrote to you care of your publisher but have not heard back yet, I know your very busy. I think you have the most bueatiful voice I have ever heard and are pretty too. On the Bel Canto cd it sounds to me during one of the candenza it sounds like you are going up to a high F, is that right? Its absoulty astonishing. I'm looking forward to getting your Christmas cd. When you have a free moment I would be thrilled to get a short note from you.
John Kettler
340 Winton St.
Syracuse, NY 13203
Continued great success and I hope to "see" you in person one day.
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Beverly Reynolds 
Location:
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Tuesday, September 13, 2005 12:21 PM  Write a comment

I have enjoyed this web site and am looking forward to hearing Ms. Fleming's performance at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, NY on Dec. 21.

Thank you


Beverly Reynolds
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A fan 
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Monday, September 12, 2005 05:41 PM  Write a comment

I am in love with your voice (and if the truth be know,a little with you too!)You are sent from the angels!Brava diva!An adoring fan x
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stacy pasch 
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Sunday, September 11, 2005 11:19 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I would like to know when Renee will be back on A Prairie Home Companion and if she will be singing in Minnesota anywhere else?
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Cheryl Stewart-Miller 
gem2(at)connecttime(dot)net
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Friday, September 9, 2005 04:33 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi, Renee -- I was born in Indiana, Pa. on November 17, 1958, and so I read with interest about you in the Parade Magazine as we would have been (and are) three months apart in age. Were your parents teachers in Indiana or at the university? My mom was a nurse at the time and my dad taught business at Marion Center High School. My uncle, Stan Servinsky, taught music at Horace Mann Elementary School. Where did your parents live in Indiana? Or, did you grow up outside of the town proper???? I would enjoy hearing from you. It was enjoyable to read all that you have done with your career. There's another woman withwhom I graduated high school in 1976 who does sing in New York City -- Connie Kunkle -- She is going to be singing on November 21 with the Skitch Henderson orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Best regards -- Cheryl Stewart-Miller
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brian 
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Thursday, September 1, 2005 09:01 PM  Write a comment

i just got a video of streetcar at san fran. it is AMAZING. love u R
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Sister Mary Joseph McManamon 
smjovec(at)yahoo(dot)com
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Rome, Italy, and Milford, MA
Sunday, August 28, 2005 02:52 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Ms. Fleming, My brother is a great fan of yours and gave me a copy of your book, which I just finished reading. I have never heard you in person, but I love the Handel CD (I"m a great fan of Handel!) Thank you for taking the time to write the book. I found it fascinating. It's interesting to see what an opera star goes through to reach the heights. I was particularly happy to read how much time you devote to your daughters. Life is not just about You! I am currently living and working in Rome, as a librarian at one of the colleges there. Once a year, I attend the Opera in Rome, and that is such a treat! Last year we saw The Magic Flute, and it was fantastic. Hope you can sing in Rome soon, while I'm still there! I'd love to hear you in that opera house.
God bless you.
Sr Mary Joseph, OSB
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kayleigh hughes 
msicpriorymozart(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
birmingham, united kingdom
Thursday, August 25, 2005 01:25 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

hey there,

i am reading your biography and i am a slow reader, it is an extremely excellent book, and it helping me with my pathway careers, any advice?

from kayleigh
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Kirsten & Erik Svinding Olsen 
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Location:
Allerd, Denmark
Wednesday, August 24, 2005 05:57 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Miss Fleming!

YOU ARE THE BEST!
We have just returned from your concert with The Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra - and we are still flying!
Thank you for a wonderful evening.
We hope you will be back in a not too distant future. In the meantime we will enjoy the broadcast from the performance, and of course we look forward to the tv-performance too.

Best wishes to you and your lovely daughters.

Kirsten and Erik Svinding Olsen
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David Armstrong 
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Saturday, August 20, 2005 02:13 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Thank you for 'Haunted Heart'. It is a wonderful CD.

Many regards

David Armstrong
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Johny 
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Thursday, August 18, 2005 12:12 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

this site made me think a lot about a lot of stuff. it\'s always good to stop at sites like this one. thanks
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robert e. lee 
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Location:
bronx, ny
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:49 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee, I just finished reading your wonderful book. I have been through a very tough time, which I won't go into, but before this situation, I had considered giving up singing, and now that I'm out of it, I also am considering giving it up. I am a countertenor and have only school performance experience but many years of training in voice and now have a very low-paying job out in Long Island City and live in the Bronx. To cut to the chase, I read your book over the course of about a month, and it has really inspired me because many very talented young singers who have such huge success had it early on--not so much in your case, and it makes me feel so much better that somebody so HUGELY gifted, both musically, dramatically, AND vocally (thank you very much, critics, yes she DOES command complete performances, not just on the beauty of the voice, blah, blah--we singers can tell!) had to work VERY, VERY hard for a number of YEARS to get to the very exalted territory you are at now. I WILL try my darndest to get through these years of poverty and strive to get work little by little, hopefully giving people the chance one day to hear me express all my joy and sadness and anger and whatever else the role demands of me on stage one day, to a bigger audience. By the way, I applied to HOUSTON's studio back in 2001 and was accepted for an audition but was told by an otolaryngologist that I possibly had a node--I skipped the audition and went for a second opinion in NYC and they told me it was just PHLEGM!! Well, I was outdoing myself, singing for pleasure only (as I will probably never do the role, it is a mezzo pants role tour de force)--Komponist from Ariadne auf Naxos, so it was wearing away at my cords. Anyway--sorry to babble on so, Renee, I love you and your voice and feel I've gotten to know you more as a person through the video, Ladies and Gentelemen....Renee Fleming and the book and look forward to seeing you soon and meeting you backstage--possibly after a performance of Manon this season--remember, Robert E. Lee, it's not too unforgettable a name!! Ciao, bella!
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sally feder 
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Location:
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Monday, August 15, 2005 06:52 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

When will Ms. Fleming's schedule for 2005 06 be released?
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Zsolt Szab 
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Monday, August 15, 2005 02:42 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

The 2005/2006 Shedule you can see on: www.deccaclassics.com/artists/fleming/index.html

Adam:
Thanks for the info! I'm going to try to make the Dayton concert.
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Adam 
Location:
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Friday, August 12, 2005 09:31 PM  Write a comment

When can we expect an update for Renee's 05/06 season schedule?
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April 
rhiannon456(at)comcast(dot)net
Location:
Chattanooga, TN
Friday, August 5, 2005 06:12 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Until 3 years ago I will admit I had know idea who Renee Fleming was. Thanks to my vocal instructor I was introduced to one of the greatest voices I have ever heard. Your music had been a great inspiration in my own vocal studies. I saw in your 2001-2002 Season Schedule that you attended an event in Atlanta, GA, and was wondering if in the future were you planning on coming back to the Atlanta, GA; Nashville, TN or Knoxville, TN area. Because I would love to attend a live performance.
Sincerely, April
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Kriss 
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Tuesday, August 2, 2005 06:51 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Nice site. Greetings from Belgium.
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Erin Corinne 
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Location:
St. Paul MN
Sunday, July 31, 2005 09:04 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

WOW!!!I am listening to the Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King soundtrack and heard you singing. I had been a fan of you're voice from the first time I saw the Lord of the Rings and had to finally find out who you were. Well, I am big fan of the Lord of the Rings and now I can say I am a new fan of yours.
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Dwaine Wilson 
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Sunday, July 31, 2005 04:24 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

You are a a great singer. I saw you today on the PBS network for the first time. I enjoyed it so much that I had to find out more about you. Your web site is very good. I hope to meet you some day. I'm a musician and singer. I play many types of music. Keep up the good work. Dwaine
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Bert 
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Location:
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Sunday, July 31, 2005 03:32 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee,will you marry me?
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Robert S. Borden 
rsborden(at)gmail(dot)com
Location:
Keene, New Hampshire
Friday, July 29, 2005 09:09 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

July 29, 2005
Ms. Fleming;
Caught you on PBS last night "Live..." at the opening of 'Mostly Mozart.' I don't know if the entrance was planned that way, but your sudden appearance on the arm of the Maestro was fantastic, ie. What an Entrance! Only you could get away with it. And, of course, the music was better than perfect - it was real music, and (as the Times said this morning) "effortless." God bless you for offering your talent with such charm. #1!
Sincerely, RSBorden
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Jules CAPRASSE 
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Location:
B - 3300 Tienen - Belgium
Friday, July 29, 2005 06:32 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

You are a wonderful singer, Rene !
I admire you. When do you come to Belgium again ? I hope you will sing still a long time. KIndest regards !
Jules CAPRASSE.
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Justin 
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Wednesday, July 27, 2005 08:00 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hey cool site guys!! We are in Montral.
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George C. Matthews 
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Location:
Ayer, MA
Friday, July 22, 2005 07:40 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

You have a beautiful and great voice.
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Karen Holvik 
divaduck(at)frontiernet(dot)net
Location:
Rochester, NY
Thursday, July 21, 2005 04:40 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

What a beautiful website!

I will send you an email soon regarding someone at Eastman who is near and dear to you - and to me as well: John Maloy. I'm on the ESM voice faculty now and would greatly appreciate being in touch with you about John.

Best wishes,
Karen
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Carlos Pinto 
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Location:
Florianopolis-BRASIL
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 09:31 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

congratulations,
more one fan.
fantastic voice and fantastic performace.
and very beatyful.
sucess.
arq. Carlos Pinto
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pete 
griffpg12(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk
Location:
bolton, england
Monday, July 18, 2005 11:01 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Renee, Just reading your book 'The Inner Voice'- Great to meet you at Covent Garden. You looked tired , but still found time to see your fans- Fantastic. My soccer mates were stunned by your great looks on the photo- very suductive. Hope you are feeding 'Lofty the Lion'. Will look out for your next c.d. in the shops. Yours lots of love Pete....
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mary jo myers 
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Location:
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Friday, July 15, 2005 02:07 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

i fell in love with your singing when I heard and saw you on Warren Beatty's Kennedy Center award program. Do you have an album with that particular song, "Somewhere over the Rainbow"? I would like very much to purchase it. Thank you.
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dame enid 
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Location:
sunny wales
Thursday, July 14, 2005 09:49 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi i was just wondering if anyone knows what Renee's opera schedule for the next year few years?? I have just seen her in Otello last week and her performance was flawless!! would love to see her do something else live! thanks xx

Dame ethel:
Manon followed by Rodelinda at the met. We'll have to swim darling!

dame enid:
thanks ethel, knew u would have the answer!
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Sandra Fisher 
robertfisher_artist(at)hotmail(dot)co
Location:
Melbourne Australia
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 09:17 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Heard a track from Haunted Heart on ABC Classic FM. "OUTSTANDING". Am now determined to obtain the CD. Very interested now in what else you've done.
Congratulations, Sandra.
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Chris Franson-Wright 
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Location:
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Wednesday, July 6, 2005 02:47 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

It was interesting to read abt. Ms. Flemings career.
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Noreen Collins 
noreen(at)uic(dot)edu
Location:
Chicago, Il.
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 12:09 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee: I was driving down to Hyde Park in Chicago, the other day and heard a very wonderful rendition of Joni Mitchell's "River" on the radio. I almost had to pull over on Lake Shore Drive.

"Who the hell is THAT?", I asked myself. By the time I got to 57th street I did pull over and found out it was YOU!!! Listened to the rest of your wonderful interview and went to a few stores before I found it at Border's Book Store and bought three copies.

I LOVE IT..... you go girl. Noreen
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Nathalya 
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Location:
Chicoutimi, Qubec, Canada
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 08:29 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Very interesting site! I am myself an opera singer and I am a fan of Rene Fleming... She is unique and a fabulous artist... I love what she is and she respect the music... Long life to her career...
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Lavinia 
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Location:
Leicester
Thursday, June 23, 2005 08:11 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee will not be performing Desdemona on the 28th June and 1st of July. According to the Times her mum is ill and she's staying in the States to look after her. Don't know about the later performances though. This is the 4th time I've had a ticket and missed her performaning, the last three I had to cancel!

laetitia:
I'm so sorry too!!I have tickets for 1st of july...But i'm very sad for Rene.I think she's living very hard moments...
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Lauren Coffua 
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Saturday, June 18, 2005 11:51 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I have always been a great fan on Renee Flemings work. She has a beautiful voice that just touches me everytime I listen to one of her cd's. She also inspired me to take voice lessons and discover that I have a nice voice. Thank You
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Antonio 
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Thursday, June 16, 2005 05:46 PM  Write a comment

With all love and pray that god watches over your family.
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Laetitia 
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Location:
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Thursday, June 16, 2005 05:55 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Rene seems to have problems (cancelation of Thais in Vienna)Does she sing Otello in London at the end of june?

S:
I hope so!!!2 weeks till opening night!

sara:
Omg! yeah i hope so 2! that would be awful!! me and caz r going on the 10th of July!

Lavinia:
There's nothing on the ROH website. I hope she's there, this is the first time in ages that my work schedule will allow me to see her live.
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Michael 
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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 05:32 PM  Write a comment

Does anyone have any information on Renee after her cancellation in Vienna last week? Is she ok?
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Jordan Harrell 
Vocalmystery04(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
Gainesville, FL.
Thursday, June 9, 2005 11:22 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I can definitely relate to Richard Cowart's message. I'm a simple country boy, 18 years old, who is in love with opera myself. Just goes to show ya that different people, no matter what they may seem like, can always surprise you. You seem to be a well-balanced guy Richard. I'm glad I'm not the only one in here whose country that loves opera!
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Jordan Harrell 
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Gainesville, FL.
Thursday, June 9, 2005 11:16 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee is the best singer in the world! Anyone who says any different doesn't know a damn thing.
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Webmaestro 
Location:
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Monday, June 6, 2005 05:58 AM  Write a comment

Very nice and useful website. Please visit my website!!!
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eze 
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Location:
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Friday, June 3, 2005 10:03 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

what a lovelly site lots of info
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Ana 
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Monday, May 30, 2005 06:21 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

hey
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Richard Cowart 
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Sunday, May 29, 2005 10:13 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail


I have written on the guest book previously. I am a good ole country boy whom loves opera.Sounds weird? Riding down the road in a truck with 40 inch tires listening to opera?

Renee, has a voice that relaxes me so. I just purchased Rusalka. Her song to the moon brought tears to my eyes.

I think that God gives everyone a special talent, and its up to each of us to find out what it is. Renee has truly found hers and God in turn blessed us with her beautiful romantic voice.

Renee thank-you,
Sincerely,
Richard
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JOHNNY TEPERMAN 
johnnyteperman(at)gmail(dot)com
Location:
SANTIAGO-CHILE
Friday, May 27, 2005 11:18 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I am a chilean journalist and I want to receive material from miss Fleming as a gift of promotion.

I am writing for Chile's agency of informarions United Press International, in cultural materials.

Can you send my pictures, informations and Cds or videos from miss Fleming?

My adress is JOHNNY TEPERMAN A.

BREMEN 800 UOA.

SANTIAGO.

CHILE
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Lilrhonda 
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Tuesday, May 24, 2005 12:23 PM  Write a comment

Hey wud up me chillin like always well g2g
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Nelson Rhodes 
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Monday, May 23, 2005 07:49 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail


Dear Miss Fleming,

I have had the peasure of hearing you in recital in Brevard, NC and as Violetta at the Met. The performance with Vargas and Hvorostovsky was perfect in every way for me. I brought a gift of 2 CDs to that performance with the hopes of being able to greet you back stage but security measures at the Met cancelled such activities. I plan to hear you and Ben Heppner in Otello at Covent Garden on July 10. Is there an event that week for fans to greet you and so that I could deliver to you my gift? If you can place my name on a list to visit you backstage on July 10 I would appreciate it very much. Regards, Nelson Rhodes

sara:
Hi we're going on july 10 also!! Me and Caroline! Cant wait!
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sheila 
Location:
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Monday, May 16, 2005 10:29 PM  Write a comment


hi i have a question is it true that she is married to a singer what is his name and any info on him ?? thank you --
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sheila hodges 
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Monday, May 16, 2005 08:46 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

amazing new album -- do it again -- please - make more like this - so incrediable - amazing voice - just love it - from Sheila

sheila:
sorry thats denver, colorado -- lol -- opps --
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Deirdre Mulvenna 
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Location:
Surrey, England
Monday, May 16, 2005 07:08 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Please let me know where I can get a copy of you singing "Angel Mine" as performed on the Garrison Keillor show which was broadcast on BBC Radio 7 on Saturday 14th May 2005!!!! This was so wonderful - I need to have a copy permanently rather than keep using the listen again facility on my pc! Your reply would be very much appreciated. I have tried to email you directly, but your mail box is apparently full! THank you.
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Jonah Nigh 
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Location:
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Wednesday, May 11, 2005 08:15 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Ms. Fleming,

Although I'm sure you will not have a chance to read this email in the immediate future (or ever), I wanted to take a moment and write you a brief note of gratitude for all of the inspiration you have provided me during the past years.

I recently graduated from New England Conservatory with a Masters degree in Vocal Performance, and while it has been an arduous road full of both disappointment and occasionally a great sense of accomplishment, I have always looked to you as an exemplary role model for an aspiring singer. While the beauty of your tone and magnetic stage presence first overwhelmed me, it has been your commitment to studying and performing such a variety of repertoire that has provided the most inspiration. I have found for myself that the learning process of a piece of music, i.e. the discussion/coaching a piece of music, understanding what the composer intended, etc., is often more gratifying than a great performance of it.

Even under the limited budget of a singer-student, I've been fortunate to see you perform live at Chicago Lyric (Otello), the Met (Traviata), and most recently your recital at Carnegie Hall. Each performance has rejuvenated my spirit and helped me stay focused on pursuing a career that portends daunting odds of success. When I get discouraged, one listening of your recording of Strauss's, "Four Last Songs," lifts my sprits!

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope this note will touch you in the same way you have touched countless others.

Sincerely,

Jonah Nigh
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Susie Lotreck 
gslotreck(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Tolland, Connecticut
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 12:07 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello Mrs. Fleming,

I am so delighted to discover your website. I am a 38 yr old mom of 3 children studying in voice in Granby, CT with Jana Pivaceck and you are mentioned in every one of my lessons. Your voice is ethereal and quite an exceptional model for me to listen to. I am hoping to get my hands on a DVD of your performing so I can see you face to face. Your voice is so free and just effervesces from note to note. Can you recommend a DVD/VHS that would provide me with close up shots of you singing.

I am looking forward to reading all the bios made available on this site. I want to know lots more detail about your technique and foundation for singing. I work with a Bel Canto teacher and she often reads me passages from Lamperti's "Vocal Wisdom" book. AS my teacher reads to me...she refers to you and your sound as an example of what Lamperti defines as a "great singer"--chiascuro!!

I hope to hear from you and see you perfrom live. Do you have any plans to perform in Connecticut??

Sincerely, Susie LOtreck

Sara:
Hi Susie! I would personally recommend that you listen to one of Renee's performances in Otello, Manon or Rualka. Or if you would like to see her off the opera stage, then she has a dvd with Bryn Terfel called 'Under the Stars'. I also recommend her book 'The Inner Voice'. These should help you understand how she achieves her beautiful sound! But there is definately nothing that comes near to the amazing experience of hearing her live.
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Barbara 
nakel42(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
Australia
Tuesday, May 10, 2005 02:56 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

As we are a long way away from the rest of the world, I would like to find out as soon as possible Renee's schedule for 2006. I will try my very best to be at any of her performances (concert or opera) in Europe and would like to book as early as possible. I would appreciate it very much to be notified of those details. Thank you, Barbara
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Josphine Glasson 
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Location:
Suisse
Friday, May 6, 2005 11:35 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Merci de nous faire rver, et de nous donner cette merveilleuse impression que vous ne chantez que pour nous.
Quand vous chantez, le temps semble s'arrter, et on perd la notion de toute chose, comme pour prolonger ces moments magiques, aux frontires de la perfection.

Un clin d'oeil galement pour vos fantastiques livres, qui se lisent si bien!
J'espre pouvoir vous entendre en Suisse dans un futur proche!

Avec toute mon admiration!
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mel williams 
Location:
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Saturday, April 30, 2005 12:09 AM  Write a comment

F.Y.I. anyone interested in hearing an excerpt from Flemings new cd, simply go to Iclassics.com and check out the diva's great rendition of River by Joni Mitchel. I am really looking forward to hearing the rest o g this cd. If its anything like this song, this should go over extremely well with her current fans and create new ones. Remember listen to Renee's other voice with an open mind. This is why she is reinging diva in the classical world and now the rest of the world will have a chance to hear the most beautiful voice in classical, jazz, pop, or whatever she chooses to sing.

Best Wishes Renee with this cd and your recital at carnegie hall with Brad.
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Ramona Fridley 
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ocala,Fl.
Friday, April 29, 2005 03:43 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hsving been raised with opera and the ballet in Cleveland,my life with the horses kept me away from my music,so now that I've retired,I can now listen to my hearts content,and after reading about Ms. Fleming in Parade,I've started to collect her cd's,God what a voice,to bad Ocala will never be able to enjoy,Thanks for such a devine gift that we all can listen to,Ramona Fridley
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Patricia Saunders Nixon 
Psnixon(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
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Friday, April 29, 2005 01:48 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello Renee:

It is great reading about all of the information and accomplishments that you have made. If you don't remember me, I sang with you at the VA Opera in 1988. You were Pamina and sang the 1st Lady role in the matinees. We both sang with a hundred children, directed by Carol Crawford. I will be coming to NY on May 5, 2005 to see my teacher perform at the MET. He is Michael Forest. I am working on my Doctorate of Arts Degree in Vocal Performance at Shenandoah University Conservatory. I hope that if you are at the Met that night, we might can meet up. My cell phone is 757-277-4131. Take care. "The lady with the lovely voice".
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Dr. Jack C. Scott 
jscott(at)itexas(dot)net
Location:
Cesson texas
Thursday, April 28, 2005 06:09 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Thanks to Renee for one of my most enjoyable evenings in the world of music and for that matter any area of experience. I was at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas on April 25, 2005. At encore time I moved to the front row, something I ordinarily do not do, but this was a very, very special occasion. There is no more beautiful experience than hearing her sing and relate to the audience. Thank you a hundred and more times.
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David Kemp 
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Location:
Amarillo, Texas
Thursday, April 28, 2005 11:23 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Ms. Fleming - my daughter, myself, and two of our friends traveled to Fort Worth for your recital at Bass Performance Hall. My three companions have music degrees of various sorts; all of us are great fans of your work. It was well worth the trip - we all thank you for an exquisite performance. We look forward to hearing you again,

Yours,

David Kemp
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Zsolt Szab 
szbzs(at)freemail(dot)hu
Location:
Budapest,Hungary
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 01:28 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear REne!!
I fall in love every day with your beautiful voice!!! At morning, at evening.

Oh, and i m so lucky!!
First time in my life, i will see you live in Vienna, in June in Thais.
I have the Thais CD..and you are what a great Thais..and i will hear this live.
Oh, i wait for it so much!!!!

Live forever dear Rene and sing !!!
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Jeffrey Smith 
cat(dot)daddy(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
Location:
The Colony, Texas
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 02:46 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Ms Fleming,

I watched my first performance of Rene Flemings type of operatic style and I am now hooked. Up until last night I never pictured myself as a lover of the musical arts. To start off, seven years ago then my girlfriend and now my wife introduced me to the fine arts. She is an artistic person to the core. When we first met I never got it as far as understanding what she felt when she told me that the arts just did it for her Me and my wife had the opportunity to go and see Ms. Fleming last night and it was an eye opening experience. Seven years after being introduced to the arts, I now get it. Last nights performance in Fort Worth at the Bass Performance hall shook me to the core. The passion that I seen in Ms. Fleming and her music caught and gripped me like I have never been touched. I literally was hanging on every note that came from the operatic diva, even though I could not understand German very well. I am thankful to Ms. Fleming for her beautiful voice and style that is all her own and look forward to the next time she comes to this part of the world.

Jeffrey Smith
The Colony, Texas
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Sarah Magie 
sing2_Jesus(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
Bedford, TX
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 02:07 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I saw Renee tonight for the first time. I am in awe of her. Thank you God for giving someone such an amazing voice and the will to pursue a career!!!
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Len 
Location:
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Sunday, April 24, 2005 11:07 PM  Write a comment

I'm thrilled you are coming to Bass Hall in Fort Worth as part of the Cliburn Series. Bless you.
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Doug McNeill, MD 
bjdarch05(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
Chesapeake, VA
Saturday, April 23, 2005 07:04 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Ms. Fleming: Thank you for the gift of your voice to the world. I have always enjoyed your performances whether "sacred" or "profane" [and am now listening to A Prairie Home Companion]. I was delighted to see you had trained at SUNY/Potsdam, the source of vocally stunning S&As to accompany our T&Bs in a performance of the Bach B-Minor Mass when I had just entered college (and you were six!). They all had perfect pitch, all sight read the score and were generally intimidating to this baritone. The performance, plussed up with an European chamber orchestra, set the bar for me. After four hours of singing, I left filled with both fatigue and joy. I thought then (and still feel) it would be safe to die, having done everything important in life. SUNY/Potsdam was a great contribution to this. For continuing the tradition and adding your fine voice, I send thanks...

Doug McNeill, MD
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Friday, April 8, 2005 05:08 PM  Write a comment

has anyone heard of the rumor that Renee is recording another album with Bryn Terfel this summer?

me:
I have...only because i heard it from you SARA.

:-):
I know I already told u! But I want 2 know if it's true!

me:
hehe
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Christian Ocier 
chris_reico(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
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Thursday, April 7, 2005 05:48 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello, my name is Christian.

Madame Fleming, I must say that you are simply the greatest diva I have
ever heard in my entire life. I've seen you perform Il Pirata, La
Traviata, and Rodelinda in New York and you are just the most sublime
artist I've ever encountered in the history of opera. The beauty of
your
tone, the agility of your voice, the immediate expressiveness, the
vastness of your repertoire...everything is simply amazing about your
voice!
During the 50's, we had the great Callas, and now, we have the great
Rene! Ms. Fleming, I thank you for bringing such wonderful music into
this world. I just have one suggestion, and that is to continue
singing
bel canto roles! I loved you in Armida and Il Viaggio a Reims, as well
as Rosmonda d'Inghilterra and Lucrezia Borgia. Your Sonnambulas were
amazing as well and so were the great Stranieras from the past. I just
wish you wouldn't venture out of bel canto as it is the repertoire at
which you are at your best. I don't say that your Rodelinda wasn't
amazing...goodness it was the greatest I've ever heard! But, bel
canto is your cup of tea. If you can, please urge Decca to do a
recording
of one of the roles you have done in the past. Straniera will be
amazing, and Pirata will be even more so! But, if there is one role
which I
would dream of you undertaking, it would be the Druid priestess Norma.
I heard you in Chicago doing the Sediziose Voci...Casta Diva...Ah bello
a me ritorna excerpt, and it was every bit as breathtaking as the
greatest Norma of them all...Callas! I urge you to take this extremely
complex yet amazing role into your repertoire, because I believe only
you,
in this present age, can bring life into Norma's phrases. I have heard
Cedolins and Gruberova do it, and so many other divas, but hearing a
glimpse of what your Norma would be like in Chicago makes me want you
to
attempt to sing it onstage. Also, I think you singing Rossini's
Elisabetta Regina d'Inghilterra will make such a great impression on
that
role. Your Massenet roles are amazing enough as well, possibly the
best Thais, Manon, and Salome I've ever heard. But Norma...heavens
that
would be a dream!



Please email me about anything you'd like to tell me about your roles.
You are a master at Strauss of course, and so are you at Mozart. I'm
looking forward to another year of great, miraculous singing. Once
again, thank you for sharing your voice with us. I'm looking forward
to
your jazz CD.
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Sara Lian 
Location:
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Thursday, April 7, 2005 03:18 PM  Write a comment

Hi all, was just wondering if someone knew when Renee's jazz cd is coming out? I know it's spring sometime, but I can't wait! lol! Would be greatful if someone could reply?! Thanks, sara xxx

caroline:
it's out on march 10th.

:-):
May 10th darling!!

Sazl:
I really cant wait until Rene's new jazz cd comes out!! Ive managed to pre-order it from amazon! Me and Caz cant wait to see her in Otello this summer!
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Alice Clark 
allusclarks(at)comcast(dot)net
Location:
Boston, MA
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 12:00 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I was privileged to attend your Symphony Hall Concert in Boston in February. It was a thrilling night for me. Thank you for the beauty you bring to us!

I am looking forward to reading your book. I am no longer a young singer - I know that you like to encourage the young voices. My daughter, who is 12, is starting to sing as a cantor in our church. I had performed Purcell's, "Sweet Music" and "O Had I Jubal's Lyre" which you did at Symphony Hall. How incredible to hear you do them. And my absolute favorite, "O Mio Babbino Caro" (which my husband unfortunately sings in the shower). And your "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"! Thank you for a wonderful evening!!

We just saw Bernadette Peters in the same Celebrity Series at Symphony Hall. She was awesome, too.

Happiness to you! - Alice
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Mateus 
punkerudito(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
Brasilia, Brazil
Monday, April 4, 2005 08:29 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Mrs. Fleming,
First of all, congratulations on your work so far.
I'm also studying to be an opera singer. I'm developing as a baritone. I'm loving it.
I'm also dead curious about your book. Have heard so many wonderful comments about it that I can wait to put my hands and eyes on one.
It is a pitty though that it hasn't come out in my country yet. Hopefully it will.
I saw the pieces of your interview here in your web page...Had fun! You seemed to be a odwn to earth person. And funny too. Natural. And yet I saw Mrs. Fleming the mother while you're talking about your children.

Once again just wanted to say congratulations for the work you've developed so far! Wish you from my heart all the best you can get!

p.s.: When are you coming to BRazil to sing for us?
Best wishes,
Mateus.
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Niels Lundgreen 
millennium7(at)mail(dot)dk
Location:
Denmark
Sunday, April 3, 2005 04:06 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Rene Fleming,
Thank you for Hans Christian Andersen in Copenhagen performance saturday 2.april 2005.
Silver Stars.
How beautifull.
Love Niels Lundgreen


Please come again
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Hanka 
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Thursday, March 31, 2005 02:17 AM  Write a comment

hello, my mother is a singer in Slovak philharmony, that is why i like a classic music too, not only pop, as u would expect from a teenage girl. We saw a concert on czech tv where renee was singing rusalka for a prasident.. i have to say that her voice is wonderful and she is charming. i wish her everything best, i adore her talent and personality that is able to make each song sound like a master piece. bye Hanka
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Emma McNairy 
Teasip(at)AOL(dot)com
Location:
Austin, Texas
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 11:48 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Ms. Fleming,

I read your new book over the holidays (well, in one day) and I was truly moved; I found tears in my eyes during a few parts of the book. I too rode horses growing up, and relate much of my own singing to the horse. What beautiful memories it brought me back to.

I have tickets to your Austin recital, and look forward to hearing you in person for the first time. I so love your voice and I especially love your interpretation of Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire.

Brava!
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Susan J. Mac Rae 
suemacrae(at)skylinc(dot)net
Location:
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Friday, March 25, 2005 08:33 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Thank you for your beautiful voice, and your fantastic book The Inner Voice. It is exactly what I have been looking for and haven't found until now. I admire your music andjust want to thank you for your generosity with the book, it's message, and your amazing voice.

Guess Who?.............:
Wonderful voice, a'm missing you so much. Hope you are well. Think about you constantly. Love R. XOXOXO
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Marjorie D Walsh 
mdwalsh2000(at)comcast(dot)net
Location:
Concord NH
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 10:02 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee,

I have seen you on A&E Breakfast with the Arts. You have a fabulous voice... You seem to be a down to earth kind of a person to me. Those are the best kind of people to be. I am also a horse lover and a daydreamer...

I have always wanted to be a singer as far back as I can remember. It freed my soul to soar... It helped me to survive my childhood and also helps me to feel closer to God... My family did not support my dream.

Now I am a fourty four year old women finally trying to fulfill a lifelong dream... Where do I start from here?? I was wondering if I should find a vocal & speaking coach?? I am a shy person too and want to overcome that... I thinking of getting a copy of The Inner Voice. Will your book help me to find the support to be any kind of singer that I choose to become?? Thank you for writing the book The Inner Voice The Making of a Singer...


Thank you,
Marjorie Drew Walsh


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william gabriel 
lgabriel(at)schenkelshultz(dot)com
Location:
orlando, Fl
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 04:17 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I enjoy your music so much. I see that there is a video of "Star Crossed Lovers" available but my local music/video store cannot find it under the LONDON number. Any suggestions?
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Starr Diethorn 
starr(dot)diethorn(at)att(dot)net
Location:
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Tuesday, March 22, 2005 07:56 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Ms. Fleming:

I am writing because it turns out we are distantly related and I thought you might be interested to know that you actually have "cousins" nearby in New Jersey. My husband is Eric Diethorn and his mother is Helen Davis Diethorn. Your father is Helen's cousin. Helen's father, John Davis and your grandmother (Elizabeth Davis) were brother and sister. So you are Helen's first cousin. Needless to say, we are thrilled with the connection.

If you ever want to escape to the "country" (we live in Long Valley) you would be most welcome to visit. We have 2 girls, ages 9 and 13. My husband is an electrical engineer (PhD) with Avaya and I teach adult computer classes.

Thank you for your time!
Starr Diethorn

*:
I wish I was related to Rene aswell, Im very jealous!! lol!
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Caitlin Stafford 
cat_lin2006(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Mattawan,MI
Monday, March 21, 2005 09:00 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

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Christopher Berg 
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Location:
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Saturday, March 19, 2005 08:40 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dearest Ms. Fleming,
I had the pleasure of finally seeing you in recital at Carnegie Hall in February. Magical, to say the least! I also greatly appreciate the opportunity to meet you backstage after the recital. It was a dream come true...THANK YOU.
You floored me when your first words to me were "You're a singer". Talk about inspiration! Reading your book has also inspired me to come back to my musical roots and pursue the dream I thought was too challenging to accomplish in this short life. Once again, thank you.

Another adoring fan,
Christopher Berg
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Laura Rainoff 
ler531(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
New York state
Thursday, March 10, 2005 01:17 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee and friends:

I heard you in Rodelinda in December and was thrilled-again! Gorgeous, heartbreaking, spectacular to hear you, and what a fabulous ensemble! I feel privileged to have been there.

My friends in Denver tell me that you will be singing a specially-commissioned work at the opening of the new opera house there in October? True? Any way that those of us far from that fair city will be able to listen in?

Is there still a jazz cd in the works?

GREAT news that you will be at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in December--a wonderful venue, and I'm already looking forward to hearing you live again.

Very truly yours,

Laura Rainoff
ler531@aol.com

James:
Greate site. Thank you :)
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Saz and Caz 
Location:
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Thursday, March 10, 2005 08:44 AM  Write a comment

Highlight of our LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!! xxx
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Sara Lian and Caroline 
Location:
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Thursday, March 10, 2005 08:39 AM  Write a comment

Hi everyone! just to say that me and Caroline have managed to get tickets to see Renee in Otelo this summer in Covent Garden! We can't believe that we actually got tickets!!We can't wait! It will most certainly be the hilight of our summer!! Bye xxx
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Jennifer McMahan Carr 
mezzojenny(at)charter(dot)net
Location:
Fort Worth, Texas
Friday, March 4, 2005 11:21 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee,
We knew each other at the Aspen Music Festival 1984-88, I was the Opera Administrator for Ed & Bob. Lee Warren and I both live in FW,TX and would love to see you briefly when you are here in April. We have tiks to concert, so let's plan to have tea together before you leave town! Contact us @ my e-mail or my home phone (817)735-9812.
Lee and I both remember sitting in the dark at the Wheeler Opera House with Beverly, and she leaned over to say...."she's going to be a star someday you know." She was so proud of you always, as we all are.
Fondly,
Jennifer
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Suzanne 
suz(at)kirkrudy(dot)com
Location:
Georgia
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 03:51 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee,
I had the unprecedented good fortune to hear you in recital at the Ordway in Minneapolis a week ago. My sister had been given tickets by friends who suddenly were unable to use them. She emailed me in Georgia at 10:00 a.m. Feb. 23rd, and by 1:00, thanks to my husband and frequent flyer miles, I was on my way! It was three days before my 2/26 birthday and I felt just like Cinderella!

To listen to your CDs is one thing; to read reviews and interviews another. But to experience you in person was magical. I don't know whether I have ever been so struck with the knowledge of what it means to have "presence". You focused all of us in the audience to our purpose that night, to be in the music, even graciously chiding us when our enthusiasm threatened to overide the spirit of enchantment you evoked.
I was tongue-tied at the signing table after the recital. You asked what had been my favorite piece presented that evening. I stammered about my sister's expressed favorite! But without a doubt, the letter set to music by Kander was most moving and expressive, possibly because of the restraint involved in the soldier's attempt to console and comfort his love in anticipation of his death in battle.
I thank you for making a memorable , magical evening for all of us there. As you sang Susannah's "Ain't It A Pretty Night?" we could only agree, pretty nigh perfect. The only thing that would have made it better? Perhaps an encore performance of Rusalka's "Song to the Moon" in honor of the beautiful full moon shining that lovely clear night!

I hope to see and hear you again in the future, but that perfect night in Minnesota will be one of my life's treasured memories.

Sincerely yours, Suzanne Hutto
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wallace e duff, m.d. 
wallaceduf(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
omaha, nebraska
Sunday, February 27, 2005 01:33 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Just read in our local daily that you are coming back to Omaha! I am still picking noses and taking care of hoarse singers and will be available if need be. I still have all the same girls in the office who are your devoted fans, so much so that I never have to buy one of your CD's because they get them for me first. We would love to take you to dinner if your busy schedule allows. Loved the book. Wally Duff
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Ben Barnard 
benjbarn(at)tcq(dot)net
Location:
Twin Cities MN
Saturday, February 26, 2005 11:22 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Wonderful concert at the Schubert club which we have attended since 1963. I managed to get six extra tickets on top of my regular four so received many grateful thanks from my friends and relatives, This is about the sixth or seventh time we have seen you, perhaps the most memorable was a cold night in Jan six or eight years ago when a third of the audience was missing and you must given us at least six encores. thanks for the great pleasures you have given us through your concerts , TV and CDs. I place you work with Baker, Ameling Price and Tebaldi all of whom we have seen in person and oh yes Sutherland and Sills . Ifound your book quite interesting and now anxiously waiting to see if you and Ann Patchet get together on filming Belcanto- you are the ONE! I woud goo on longer but dought you have time to read it if even this. Thanks agin, Ben Barnard
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Webmaestro 
Location:
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Friday, February 25, 2005 02:56 AM  Write a comment

Very nice and useful website. Please visit my website!!!
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G. Allan Baker 
allan(dot)baker(at)telus(dot)net
Location:
Canmore AB Canada
Friday, February 25, 2005 02:10 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Renee: I went to Vancouver to join my friends that we might see and hear you on January 20. An extraordinary occasion ! You looked so lovely, you seemed happy and relaxed, laughing with your fans. The program deserved the fullest attention and was so rewarding by every measure. Thank you, thank you ! The trouble is, we need you in Edmonton and Calgary - we are hoping that arrangements will be made. With best wishes.
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Sara Longtin 
SLongtin(at)iwu(dot)edu
Location:
Houston, Texas
Tuesday, February 22, 2005 02:16 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee, I just wanted to tell you that you are my inspiration. I am a freshman Vocal Performance major, and don't have a lot of experience with opera. But your Handel CD was the first opera-related music I've ever purchased, and I just want to tell you that if I'm ever half as good as you, I will feel complete. Thank you for doing what you do, and for writing a book singers can really learn from.

Always a fan,

Sara
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Mel T. Williams 
store(at)recordsurplusla(dot)com
Location:
los angeles
Monday, February 21, 2005 03:41 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello Miss Fleming, I had the pleasure of seeing your recital January 12, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in LA. It was the 2nd time that I had the pleasure of seeing you in person. I really loved your performance and the program and meeting you afterwards. I also wanted to let you know that I love all of your vocal affects that you bring to your artistry, even though some people seem to want to pigeon hold you in one particular style of singing. I am really looking forward to your new cd, coming out this spring. If its anything like you did with Illinois Jacquet at WNYc radio station, I am sure it will be wonderful. I hope you still include a few high notes in, like when you scat and sound like a horn. Well that's all for now. Take care of yourself. Yorr number one fan. Mel Williams
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Laura Heydt and Ryan Adams 
rosina8216(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
York, PA
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 12:51 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee,
Happy Birthday!!! We can't wait to see you tonight in D.C. !!
Love,
Laura and Ryan
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Stephanie 
Stephanie9399(at)insightbb(dot)com
Location:
Princeton
Monday, February 14, 2005 09:28 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Rene,
Happy Birthay!! May your birthday be filled with love, happiness, joy, etc...

Sincerely,
Stephanie (Domestic Diva)

PS, Happy Valentine's Day!!!
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jean jacques vaillant 
vaillant(dot)jeanjacques(at)free(dot)fr
Location:
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Monday, February 14, 2005 06:47 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Heureux Anniversaire, merveilleuse Voix.
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gary c smith 
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Sunday, February 13, 2005 11:06 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL RENEE
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Clemence 
clecle2001fr(at)yahoo(dot)fr
Location:
PARIS, FRANCE
Saturday, February 12, 2005 10:31 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I'd like to wish you, Rene, a very nice birthday, in advance!!!! May that special day give you all you could wish......
Sincerely,
Clemence
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CeCelia G. 
Location:
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Saturday, February 12, 2005 02:47 AM  Write a comment

the first time i heard of Ms. Renee Fleming voice was from the movie TLOTR.
Her voice is so beautiful. i wish i could sing like that. what great gift you have Ms. fleming
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Don Leslie 
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Location:
Marion, Indiana
Friday, February 11, 2005 09:46 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Could you publish a schedule for Ms. Fleming for Feb., March etc. The one I brought up ended in January. I'd like to hear her sing at a live performance.

Kathy:
Don,
Check out www.reneefleming.com (no dash) her Decca site, for her schedule through July. :)
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JENN MARROW 
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Thursday, February 10, 2005 08:30 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO ATTENDING YOUR PROGRAM AT THE KENNEDY CENTER NEXT WEEK.THIS WILL BE MY FIRST OPERA.
JENN
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Bonnie Dobbs 
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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 12:13 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee is inspiring as well as friendly. Love to listen to her and to learn from her!
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Nil Conlan 
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Location:
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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 09:12 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Thank you for brightening up my days with your marvellous voice...
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jean jacques Vaillant 
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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 05:07 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Merci pour votre Voix
Merci pour votre Travail

Vous etes EXCELLENTE.


Aurons nous la joie de vous entendre bientot Paris?
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Tim Airey 
timairey(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk
Location:
Calgary AB, Canada
Monday, February 7, 2005 12:06 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

My daughter Stefanie Rose (Airey) is a Canadian crossover artist with a beautiful soprano voice. She is only 17 but has a vocal maturity years ahead of her age. Stefanie lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and performs in a variety of musical styles - from pop to popera. Stefanie is now starting to attract world-wide attention as an accomplished soprano and performer.
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john nichols 
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Location:
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Sunday, February 6, 2005 02:05 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

There is a voice student at Eastman in her third year. I have known her since she was eight years old. Although I would have wanted her to follow the jazz singer route, she is intent on becoming a Diva and following in your footsteps. Her name is Kathryn Blomshield.

My mother was a pianist, organist and singer and I have been listening to singers for over seventy years. And make my own CDs with clarinet. I served the worlds foremost singers, instrumentalist and orchestras for thirty years as a piano technician and think of Kathryn as the most gifted vocalist I have heard. Including Doris Day. You have probably underrated her along with most of today's Divas. I am aware of your background in jazz and am looking forward to your CD. It has been faddish for divas to do pop cds lately. Pretty bad for the most part. Maybe you are conservatory proof. Kathryn is, I hope. You are both profoundly gifted people and, as audience, we and deeply indebted. Without music, there is no "human" race. Thanks.

John Nichols 39 Upper Pattaqgansett
East Lyme CT 06333
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Sara Lian 
sazl_lian(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
Wales
Saturday, February 5, 2005 04:50 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Please come to Wales! I know how busy you are, but with our new Millenium Center, I think that a concert with Bryn Terfel would sell out! just like the Faenol Festival in Agust 2002, it was amazing! All the best , sara xx

Caroline:
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!Or Manchester...The Bridgewater Hall is FAB.Bye x

Sara:
Yes!! I agree avec Caz, the Bridgewater would be fab!! It would be amazing! xx

caz:
Hi dalin,hope ur having a fab holiday!!Did u watch traviata 2nite?!?!Will call u later xxxx

Sazl:
Hey dal, yes i watched Traviata! twas amazing, im in love with the tenor! c u soon xxx

Simon:
I agree, Bryn and Renee have gotta b the best singers in existance!!! Go Renee! Go Renee!
Bye! xx
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alana 
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Location:
Orange, California
Saturday, February 5, 2005 02:49 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello Renee,

I have been a single mother of two daughters since I was 18 years of age. I am now 36. Over the past 11 years, I have taken private voice lessons on and off beginning with pop and finally arriving home with opera.

I have not had the opportunity to study consistantly because I am the sole supporter of this burning desire and I have not always had the funds. Well, I do now. Although I am unable to recieve training via a university, there must be some other way to accomplish my goal which is to perform. Even in a chorus would be wonderful. I have been told however that once a chorus girl always a chorus girl. Non the less, performing is what I must do. I feel as though I do not have the big picture as to what I should do to prepare to audition and able to compete with other vocalist who have had a well rounded education. Aside from vocal coaching which I continue to do, will you please give me some direction as to what other things I should be doing (i,e, foreign language classes, diction, etc) I feel it would be ideal to have a private school to go to for a few months at a time to get a well rounded education. I can leave the state of California. Any suggestions? I really need a clear perspective as to where to go from here.


Thank you very much.

Alana
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Evert Hemelaar 
Location:
The Netherlands, Terneuzen
Friday, February 4, 2005 04:23 PM  Write a comment

Although Im a twenty year old guy and have a lovely girlfriend, I have to say that I fall in love with Renes voice every time I hear it. She amazes me in a way I cant describe. Vocal perfection. Period.
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andrea way 
oneandreaway(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
washington d.c.
Thursday, February 3, 2005 05:37 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Miss Fleming,
Having just listened to a soundcheck broadcast with Brad Mehldau,I am keenly interested in the songs you and he will be performing based on poems from Rilke's book of hours.One of my favorite translations of this work is by Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows.I am sending you one of my favorite poems from their translation.
WENN ETWAS MIR VOM FENSTER FALLT
How surely gravity's law,strong as an ocean current,takes hold of the smallest thing and pulls it toward the heart of the world.
Each thing--each stone,blossom,child--is held in place,Only we in our arrogance, push out beyond what we each belong to for some empty freedom.
If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted like trees.
Instead we entangle ourselves in knots of our own making and struggle lonely and cofused.
So,like children,we begin again to learn from things,because they are in god's heart;they have never left him.
This is what things can teach us:to fall,patiently to trust our heaviness.Even a bird has to do tht before he can fly.
Rilke
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Gerald A. Smith 
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Wednesday, February 2, 2005 09:21 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I would like to send a message to Ms Fleming but cannot get correct Email adress!
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Sabrina 
bronxbebe(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
Hartford, CT
Sunday, January 30, 2005 12:03 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I just wanted to say - and I'm sure I'm not the first to say this - that Rene has got the most beautiful voice I've ever heard. I heard her for the first time on the Lord of the Rings soundtracks, and now I'm eager to hear her other works. What a powerful, heart-breaking voice she has!!! Truly one of the best singers in the world...
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Dorothea 
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Location:
Germany
Saturday, January 29, 2005 03:13 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hallo,
I'm a young german singer.
I'm interested in your new book. How can I get it in Germany?
Will it be aviable soon in German language too? Please write me an answer!
Thank you!
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Susan Lewis 
susielewis7(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
New York, NY
Sunday, January 23, 2005 11:30 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Thank you SO MUCH for writing such an informative and humble book, Renee. You have always been an incredibly inspiring performer for me, as a young singer myself, to watch on stage. I love your voice, and your musicianship and stage presence is impeccable. You are truly the greatest soprano of our century. This I believe even more after reading your book.

As a singer, I have felt so victimized by the business, and it was extremelly comforting to read that you too experienced similar trials and tribulations throughout your career. My respect for you grew 100% after your candid portrayal of the years preceeding your career. The part which helped me the most was whenever you spoke the "mantras" which you recited before the MET auditions that you won. After reading that, I used similar mantras, and won a coveted musical theatre role which I'll be performing this summer, Annie Oakley in "Annie Get Your Gun", in addition to a cover role of Aanchen in "Der Freischutz" with Opera Orchestra New York.

Thank you, Renee. I, like you said in the beginning of your book, have always longed to read a book about a successful Diva which talked about HOW she attained her success. You gave us that, and I cannot thank you enough for your inspiration and your generosity. I will always be a huge fan.

Warmest regards and thanks,
Susan Lewis
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Roza Tulyaganova 
rozatul2000(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
New York
Sunday, January 23, 2005 07:28 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello Ms. Fleming,
You probably hear it every day at least 300 times but I want to say it, I adore your singing! I went to see Rodalinda 2 times this season and every time you made me cry. I am a young soprano who just moved to New York. I know you are the busiest singer in the world but I was wondering if you ever give master classes or voice lessons? If so, where can I get this inforamtion?
Thank you in advance,
Sincerely, Roza Tulyaganova

James:
Greate site. Thank you :)
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k. mahnke 
kenigman(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Texas
Saturday, January 22, 2005 10:11 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Nice interview with Larry King tonight. I liked your clairification of Deeva. It fits onstage and it carries over onscreen.

Bravo
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J>Dennis Bottineau 
A1guy422(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
sunnyide,wa. (509-836-2828)
Saturday, January 22, 2005 01:58 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Miss Renee Fleming,well my name is Dennis Bottineau,and i am a single white working male up here in the Beautiful Northwest area. I live in the Yakima Valley,where we have alot of beautiful winery here. I do work for a company here that is call Flour Daniels,and i do enjoy my job and the peoples i work with.Well i just wanted to let you know that i just some of your's Beautiful song's on you CD's,and your sing voice is wonderful,thank you. I do alot of" White water rafting "up here as a out doors sports,i do enjoy as being a River guide" (22yrs) for River Trails (Maupin,OR.).IF you and your Family ever wanted to try River rafting up here,i will be glad to guide you and your family on thr Deschutes river" at Maupin,OR. It's alot of FUN".and very peaceful also. I am very well like around here at Northwest area.and i do have two great loving son's Brent (21yrs),and Ryan (23yr) and they are doing well and love to go with me sometimes. I am a very good friend also and from a very nice lovung family,and i am also single also.47yrs.But if you every get up this way and want to try it,just give a call sometimes. Well take care and have a great evening with your family and friends,stay healthy.. Your new friend DENNIS.

a fan:
please dont flirt with miss fleming! hehee!

another fan:
DENNIS!!that is shameful!lol!
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Ksenia P 
pink_stiletto510(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Seattle, WA
Thursday, January 20, 2005 02:20 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Ms.Fleming-
I just wanted to say that the concert yesterday (tues) in Seattle was wonderful. I really enjoyed the pieces from Susannah and the Kander piece [which I hadnt heard before] Youre such an inspiration to me as a young soprano (15 year old soubrette, I hope I turn lyric as I mature though) and you were very kind at the signing afterwards (you must have been sooo tired, I cant imagine) Anyways the picture that I had taken after the show with you turned out very nicely and I thought I would post the link for you (if you get a chance to check) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/pinkstiletto510/111.jpg

thanks again :)
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Joseph Paul Sargent 
jp(at)sargentescrow(dot)com
Location:
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 03:20 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Thank you so much for last night. You brought me tears that felt so good. Truly you may have my love.
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mrsgrass 
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Location:
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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 11:58 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Ms. Fleming,
I just finished reading your new book and want to tell you how much I enjoyed reading it. I found it to be quite helpful and appreciated the candid way you presented your ascent to opera stardom. I am an adjunct professor of voice in mid-missouri. I recently finished my MM in vocal performance and found your recordings to be quite an inspiration. I have tried to immulate your sound and have studied quite a bit of your rep. I am struck at the vast scope of your talent and that you do not limit yourself to one certain fach. Before reading your book I used to wonder at how you could have such richness and warmth in your voice and still do the amount of coloratura that you make sound so effortless. There are singers out there that I truly believe were just born with a great set of pipes and really don't know how they make the sounds that they do, but to find out that you had to struggle to make it and work so hard at your craft gives me hope. I will never be a stage performer, I started way too late in life, but hope to have a career teaching and singing recitals. Thank you for sharing with us the intimate details of your education and how you found your voice. It was truly an inspiration.
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Joana G Ciurash 
jgc28813(at)csun(dot)edu
Location:
Los Angeles
Saturday, January 15, 2005 06:59 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I would like to wish Ms Fleming a Happy Birthday and I am looking forward to hear her tonight in LA. She is the best soprano in the world, she is perfect,flawless.
The tenors have only one tenor that reached perfection---Pavarotti and the sopranos have only one soprano who reached perection---Fleming. I wish they will sing together soon.
I would like to wish Ms Fleming many happy and healthy years to come and I would like to thank her for her beautiful singing. I listen to all her CD's every day when I drive from one college to another. This is the beauty of being a part-time professor, I have plenty of time to listen to her CD's because I am driving a lot every day. She makes my driving much easier and more pleasant.
I wish you more success and thank you again for sharing your voice with us.

God Bless,
Joana Ciurash
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Corinne Satterthwaite 
sbpres(at)sbpres(dot)org
Location:
Santa Barbara CA
Thursday, January 13, 2005 05:03 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

My daughter is a member of the Santa Barbara Children's Chorus. CAMA donated some tickets and we were both able to attend your concert at the Arlington. What a gift it was! We will always remember seeing you sing so beautifully. Much more of an artistic and musical experience than just a CD. Words can hardly describe! I look forward to reading your book.
With appreciation and admiration,
Corinne and Shannon Satterthwaite
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Leo Paul Chiarot 
leoc38(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
Milan, Italy
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 05:18 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Rene, my name is Leo. I'm reading your book in small sips and enjoying it thoroughly. I wish we could meet and chat in person, it would be great. But of course I realize that you're at the height of your career and therefore so busy. From your book, however, I feel that you're too sincere and down-to-earth to ignore me. We actually met in Milan - you probably don't remember, but you might, from what I gather about you from your book. You speak my language... I'm Canadian and I'm a baritone living in Milan. We met in the bar next to La Scala when you were in Milan singing Donna Elvira. I think it was lunch time. You had a sandwich and sat with me and my friend and we chatted a bit. I remember that you asked us if your voice could be heard well in the theatre, worrying that it was too small for La Scala. I liked your humble straighforward attitude, which is so hard to find in Italy, and from opera singers in general. But it only confirms what I've understood about you from your book. You've been through a lot, like myself, changing teachers, countries...and life hasn't been easy for you, which only makes me all the more happy for your success. You've got that special communicative magic in your voice that many people love. I do the odd performance as a soloist but to survive I've been mostly singing in opera choruses at the major theatres in Italy. Even with all the positive feedback I've had on my vocal and stage qualities, I haven't been able to find an agent and therefore have a career as a soloist as I've always dreamed and hoped. Maybe I haven't tried hard enough to find an agent or maybe it's like you said in your book: you need a little "luck". In any case, I've had some memorable moments as a soloist and any opportunity I get is appreciated immensely and always a fantastic experience. Anyway, you've come a long way, honey! I admire your stamina and passion for your art. I really hope to meet you one day, maybe even sing for you in a masterclass... Your discoveries and reflections on singing are very similar to mine, and I wish I were 10 years younger reading your book, it may have saved me time and helped me to make the right decisions but that's life. It will be of help in my teaching and in reflections on life and singing. Your book is a real conversation with you - a virtual one. It's fluid and clear and so casual, a true pleasure to read and an important and unique and long-awaited contribution to the wealth of books on singing; as you have said, a book you wished you had read when you were younger. Insights and no-nonsense advice from real experience. That's the best there is!
I hope you do contact me because I'd really like to meet you again and talk about singing and your career and experiences. I know that besides a busy career schedule you've also got a husband and two girls to take care of, but if you get a chance to write or are ever in Milan, please contact me! Leo Paul Chiarot, Tel. and Fax 011 39 0248193273 or 011 39 3394907428(mobile). My email address is leoc38@hotmail.com
Looking forward to hearing from you!
In bocca al lupo!!!!!
Leo
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Don Musselman 
dmusselman(at)heritagemedcall(dot)com
Location:
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Tuesday, January 11, 2005 10:51 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I was thrilled by your singing "Over the rainbow " at the Kennedy Center honors. My first time hearing you.I wanted to purchase a C.D.. However, I found only operatic music. Do you have any solo recordings of popular/standards or are you planning such an album? The arrangement was also wonderful. Thank you!
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Rebecca from Salt Lake 
rebsmyrealtor(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Monday, January 10, 2005 01:18 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Renee,

I have never been a fan to follow any artist, but you are truly exceptional. I feel like a teenager groupie! I have every CD and am currently reading your book. I disect every song, phrase, and note that I hear you sing.

I've been told that I'm a look alike and have the same vocal range. I don't mean to just say this, but my son always thought it was me when he saw the cover of your albums. If you ever need a look alike, you might want to call me (wink).

I am a struggling singer myself and juggling family too. I am interested in any master classes that you might be involved in. I know you rarely have time, but you mentioned in your book that you do teach them periodically.

I would love to have the control that you have. High notes are easy for me and my range is insanely broad. I can sing high Coloratura to alto, but to connect these voices has been a challenge. I know you have had similar challenges, and I'd love so pointers because you have learned to make the transitions like velvet.

I was told a rumor that you might be coming to Salt Lake to record with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Christmas Special in Dec. 2005. This last month they used Audra McDonald, and a year ago they used Frederica Von Stade and Bryn Terfel. They go all out with a fabulous orchestra and lighting effects. In fact, this year they used a soloist from Ballet West that did the sugar plum fairy solo and other dancers that danced in the aisles with lanterns. You would be the absolute best, I hope the rumor is true!

I love your interpretations and your breath control is to die for. I'm so proud of how you've taken off weight and juggled your family life to still keep your dreams of this fabulous career. I sense that you still keep the value of family above it all and are very grounded. Good for you! You are a true inspiration to us all!

Love,
Rebecca (a devoted fan, mom, and singer)
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Ryan Resky 
ryanresky(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
NYC
Sunday, January 9, 2005 03:24 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee,

I really enjoyed your latest album and Let the Bright Seraphim was just brilliant. Many complimenets to the trumpeter as well. Much continued success to you and i look forward to catching your next performance in NYC.

All the best,
Ryan Resky
NYC Trumpeter
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stephanie markgraf 
stephanie9399(at)insightbb(dot)com
Location:
princeton,il
Wednesday, January 5, 2005 02:22 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Rene,
I love the new radio station VivaLaVoce. It was so thrilling to hear Vier letzte Lieder. As always when I hear you sing these beautiful songs I cry. I wish you all the best in your upcoming recitials. Hope that you'll return to Chicago soon.

Sincerely,
Stephanie(Domestic Diva!)
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Jill Burcham 
jkburcham(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Madison, Wisconsin
Tuesday, January 4, 2005 01:18 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee,

I had the privilege of hearing you in concert in Milwaukee a couple of years ago. My husband and I sat in the front row-center of the balcony, and you made me weep. I am a young soprano, and you have always been an inspiration to me. I hope to someday meet you and maybe even sing with you.

Sincerely,
Jill Burcham
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Merle Hanson 
JamisonRiverwood(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
Minnetonka, MN
Saturday, January 1, 2005 10:26 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

The January 1st Met Broadcast of Rodelinda was one of the most thrilling I have ever heard in the 30 years that I have listened to the Saturday broadcasts. The cast was stellar and Ms. Fleming's singing was emotionally riveting. I sat transfixed beside the speakers. The duet with Mr. Daniels was so deeply heartfelt that it brought tears to my eyes, the beauty of the music transcendent. Would that a recording with this cast was available.
And hopefully we will hear more of Handel's magnificent operas... Merle
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Vicki Hammond 
langhamm(at)hevanet(dot)com
Location:
Portland, Oregon
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 09:06 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Oh Beautiful Voice ~
It would be such a thrill to see and hear you live! Please come to Portland!
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004 05:13 PM  Write a comment

Renee- You're a joy!!
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carla marie 
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Location:
new york
Friday, December 24, 2004 05:57 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

dear Renee..
i have never seen a performer as serene, and calm as you! there is an aura about you...
and when you sing..it looks effortless!
your performances are mesmerizing, enchanting, spell binding, ..
simply stunning!
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carla marie 
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Friday, December 24, 2004 04:58 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

i have been watching Renee Fleming on Ovation channel...
she is simply Fabulous!
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Patricia Bishop 
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Miami, FL
Tuesday, December 21, 2004 11:03 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I heard you on the Diane Rheme show last week. You mentioned a jazz CD, but I can't find it. Would you pleast tell me the title and where I could get it? Thank you.

Pat Bishop

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it's due out in the spring.Im desperate for it too!!
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Nicolas PRUDHOMME 
pixelsandco(at)wanadoo(dot)fr
Location:
south of France
Tuesday, December 21, 2004 10:12 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

God gave me Eyes.
But for those who lost them,
he created Rene,
the embodiment of the Voice,
so that they could enjoy life,
for she illuminates their dark world.

Nicolas.
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josef elliott 
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Location:
vienna, austria
Sunday, December 19, 2004 11:52 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

i have bought her new cd and it is fantastic. the arias of the famous movie "farinelli" are so great and her voice is so nice and the interpretation ist so lovely, that you think, she feels with the texts and everything she puts into her increddible voice. i am sixteen years old - please excuse my not perfect english !! yours sincerely, josef
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Ariel Assaf 
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Location:
New Orleans
Sunday, December 19, 2004 12:37 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

What an enchanting voice you have. You bring me to tears each time I hear you sing. You have such passion and warmth to your sound.
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M 
Location:
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Saturday, December 18, 2004 11:07 PM  Write a comment

I just finished reading your book and was really inspired by it! I found it really helpful as a tool for young singers, allowing direct insight into the operatic/classical singing career (both the positives and the negatives) that we often don't get in such detail.

I really appreciated how honest and open you were and I appreciate you more as an artist because of it.

I know you probably hear this every day, but you have a wonderful gift. Thank you for being so gracious as an artist and generous as a person to share your gift with as many people as possible.
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Richard Cowart 
RCCowart(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
North Carolina
Wednesday, December 15, 2004 11:08 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I have always been a down home country boy. However, strange it may seem that when the CD player changes from Brooks and Dunn the next CD is "Renee Fleming By Request".How her voice moves me and relaxes me. How the Song to the Moon makes the tears flow down my cheeks. To be able to sing in so many different languages, to hear the emotion in the voice. If she were ever to sing country music - Nashville just wouldn't be big enough.
I am a minority to her genre of music being the redneck I am. But, when my mind wanders from the everyday stresses, and the tears flow down my cheeks, I thank God for the talent he has blessed her with.
God bless you Renee,
Your redneck minority leader,
Richard

carla marie:
lol..hey..i love brooks and dunn too...
but i love all types of music..
from country, to techno, to opera , to classical...
to enya....
music is like the water of life!

James:
Greate site. Thank you :)
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Cathy 
yuggles(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
New York
Monday, December 13, 2004 10:16 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee,
Thanks so much for appearing on ABC's "The View" today. Your beautiful rendition of Schubert's Ave Maria took me right out of a most horrible, "Bah Humbug!" pre-Christmas mood. I also wanted to say thank you for appearing on a mainstream media show, marketing the world of opera to America. People say the classical music audience is dwindling in America, but it won't if people of your talent continue to touch "the masses" with your God-given gifts. When one hears a talent such as yours, how can one not be curious to investigate further into the magical world of opera. Thank you! --Cathy
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Jessica Conkel 
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Location:
Hilliard, OH
Monday, December 13, 2004 01:31 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Today (12.13.04) was the first time I have heard Renee sing. She has the voice of an angel. She has inpired me to fallow my dream to become an opra singer as well. Thank you . Jessica
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Bill Kersting 
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Location:
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Monday, December 13, 2004 12:58 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I want to thank Renee for keeping me going two years ago when I was on a crash schedule to complete a new electrical engineering textbook. I just about wore her CDs out playing them way into the night. Now I have a revision and will again rely on Renee to keep me going late at night. She is truly my most favorite of all times.
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Gloria Vaden 
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Location:
Washington, DC
Thursday, December 9, 2004 01:33 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Where to start, where to start? My daughter just turned 21, senior in college (Sociology & Women's Studies); Grad School Fall 2005 re Vocal Performance. Sings anything, but prefers & aspires to professional classical/operatic (Lyric/First Soprano). You have always been her favorite vocalist. Kelly's first visit to NYC will be over Christmas & I just purchased Family Circle tickets fr 12-27. She is unaware & I'm ready to pop w/excitement! My daughter is beautiful, but, even more so on the inside. I am a very, very blessed parent, plus she introduces me to her friends as her "best friend". Nowadays, this is atypical of parental unit. :) Is there any opportunity for Kelly to meet you after the 12-27 performance? There! I finally got it out. Realize demands on your time and energy are enormous. If not available re briefly, rest assured attending your performance will be her highlight. Would have liked to attend your recent Kennedy Center events, but she was away at school - academics first. Personally, I admire you as a classy independent woman and mom, who happens to have incredible talent and thank you for sharing your gift. gloria
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JOSEPH R ENDER 
JOE(at)CPA-CHICAGO(dot)COM
Location:
CHICAGO
Tuesday, December 7, 2004 04:28 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR MAKING MY LIFE RICHER WITH YOUR VAST TALENT THAT YOU ARE SO WAR4MLY SHARING WITH ALL OF US. gOD BLESS YOU, AND i HOPE i WILL HAVE MANY OCCAISIONS TO HEAR YOU IN PERSON AS i DID THIS YEAR AT THE lYRIC gALA AND ORCHESRA hALL.
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Tuesday, December 7, 2004 07:03 AM  Write a comment

toi toi for Rodelinda..wish i could be there!Have read several good reviews already and i'm sure you're outstanding.love xx
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brian osborne 
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Monday, December 6, 2004 10:12 PM  Write a comment

i signed just a few weeks ago...but here i am again. i just wanted to thank you for the wonderful book. i am a coach and a former singer, and im quite sure one of your most loyal fans. thanks for your honesty. im so proud of you, that you have come all this way and you are still a human being. youve carried a lot of weight and still remained so fresh and committed to communicating with your audience.

i read the wall street journal review, and it doesnt give your book enough justice, especially to those of us who are out there, trying to make a go of this. your words will change a lot of lives, and i hope you realize this. i read a few pages over the phone to my friend, the part about your visit to ms. price, and at the end we both cried!! i think because its a little scary, but also exhilerating.

you have changed my life! ill be sending you all my good vibes and love!
brian
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Bill Dudlicek 
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Location:
chicago
Thursday, December 2, 2004 07:10 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Wish you would perform in Chicago for a few more dates.
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Stephanie Makgraf 
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Location:
Princeton, Illinois
Tuesday, November 30, 2004 09:52 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Just alittle note to wish you well in your opening night of the the production of RODALINDA! I'm looking forward to hearing the live broadcast on January 1st.
The first time that I saw you perform was on the GoodMorning America show. I was so overjoyed! I can't belive that this was the first time for me to have heard you because I love opera. My parents took me to hear Luciano Pavarotti for my 18th birthday!!
When my husband returned home i told him about you. I said to him I know what you can get me for christmas. Well, I now own 9 cd's, 5 dvd's and 1 vhs. I also recorded the Last Four Songs. I'm listening and watching you everday and everytime I watch you perform the Last Four Songs I cry everytime. Thank You from the bottom of my heart and for making everyday enchanting!! BRAVA! BRAVA!! BRAVA!!

Sincerely, Stephanie Markgraf









When my husband came home I had told him about you, I said to him I know what you can get me for christmas. I know own 9 of your cd's,5 dvd's and 1 vhs. I also recorded the Last Four Songs! I watch these everday and when I watch you perform the Last Four Songs I cry everytime. I was sorry to have missed you in Chicago for that would have been a joy! I hope that you will be in chicago again soon!! Thank you for making everyday so enchanting!
BRAVA! BRAVA!! BRAVA!!!

SINCERLY, STEPHANIE MARKGRAF
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Michael 
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Sunday, November 28, 2004 02:16 AM  Write a comment

you've been a great inspiration to me.
Thank you.
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Josee Bakker 
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Location:
Loon op Zand the Netherlands
Thursday, November 25, 2004 06:17 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Please come as soon as possible to Holland again.
Unforgetable that,s what you are!
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Nicolas PRUDHOMME 
pixelsandco(at)wanadoo(dot)fr
Location:
FRANCE
Monday, November 22, 2004 04:02 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

THE DIVA RIDDLE - da capo

No answer, what a surprise ! Or are you playing games - your turn -
while having found it long ago ? I wonder.
Nevertheless, da capo, back to the beginning...

Neither musical references (one), nor mathematics (two) helped you, apparently.
Rene, a Goddess in Olympia, a star in firmament :
there it stands again and again, this secret object ! ... yet
Queens like you are strictly forbidden to wear it.
Whether in major or minor tone, your marvelous voice immediately attracts the answer, like a magnet,
forming a mosaic of magic moments for all to share.

Other clues needed ?

In this riddle, Connecticut behaves like Provence, when hope is brought to America from Mediterranea, the starting-point.
Through Eastman, both of us share it,
though in entirely different worlds : you in music,
I in images.
Being symmetrical, it hides a double portion.
Careful, the word is but a sound !

Still in the dark ? I shall light a candle to guide your eyes.

Do not await a miracle : it happens only once !
Rather trust your own logic : act with method, like a metronome, body and mind in perfect rythm as you know how, and it will happen many times...
Cryptic texts nag at our brain for we often sense
an easy issue ! True ! I know you feel the concealed wordso close, so evident... Only the rare beauty of your charming, magnificent mind - leading you - instantly gives a triple solution.

At this point, you probably suspect some stupid male misogyny (easy one)
because of your misology (tough one) ? Rest assured : I dislike the first,
and the latter does certainly not apply to you !

This riddle - like the previous two - was no mascarade, no mystification at all.It owns such a facile answer, Diva, keep faith...

Nicolas Prudhomme
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brian osborne 
bosbornee(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
knoxville, tn
Sunday, November 21, 2004 04:24 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

renee, i am treasuring my video recording f the 4 last songs at carnegie mre than words can describe. (for those of you who have not seen this, FIND IT) you have taken those songs to a new, intimate and deeply touching level. your expressions, your nuance, your love of music and text, and your humility have brought me to tears every time i have watched it!!! i cant help but go on and on about you to everyone i know. on the other hand, i admire you for handling all the publicity and pressure with such grace. thank you for everything. p.s., you are more and more bautiful every time i see you. can you tell im just a little in love with you?

me:
Yes.Who wouldn't be?!?!
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Dwight Dunbar 
dadunbar(at)hargray(dot)com
Location:
Beaufort, South Carolina
Friday, November 19, 2004 11:20 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Ms. Fleming,
I bought copies of your book for my daughter (who is singing opera in Germany) and my son (who is a graduate voice student at IU). Your story and their's are similar in many ways, and I wonder if you would autograph the books for them. I would send the books to you with a return envelope and return postage.
As a singer, voice teacher, and choir director I am thoroughly enjoying your book. And it is always a joy to hear you sing!

Dwight Dunbar
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Ann 
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Friday, November 19, 2004 01:05 AM  Write a comment

You are so amazing!!!
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Eduardo Brito Coelho 
bricoe(at)mail(dot)telepac(dot)pt
Location:
Lisbon, Portugal
Tuesday, November 16, 2004 03:06 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Is anybody there ? Pls note, your site, schedules, season 2004-2005: LISBON is PORTUGAL, not Spain. The 17 Oct. 2004 event took place in Fundao Calouste Gulbenkian, not in Coliseu dos Recreios ! Hope you correct it soon.
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Stephen Lambe 
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Location:
England
Tuesday, November 16, 2004 02:31 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Thank you for the Handel Arias, too good for words, when are you coming back to Birmingham England? Soon?
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Sara Lian 
Location:
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Tuesday, November 16, 2004 11:14 AM  Write a comment

Hi all!!! Boots!!!
xxx
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mamam 
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Location:
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Monday, November 15, 2004 09:48 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

guy keep of haer i day haer ok
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Sunday, November 14, 2004 01:33 PM  Write a comment

Thankyou so much for "The Inner Voice."I see so much of your character in me and i know how much work it's going to take for me to be a success in the opera world.I have a long way to go,but i'll be singing with you one day!I promise!Thankyou so much for your continued help and inspiration,i can't tell you how much your work means to me.
All my love.....a future Countess Almaviva!XXX
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Greg Hinton 
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Saturday, November 13, 2004 08:30 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello Renee, just a note stating how much I enjoy your work. Hope to see you performing soon in the Washington, DC area.

Regards,

Greg Hinton
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Esther Rose Williams 
Location:
Charleston, SC
Friday, November 12, 2004 05:03 PM  Write a comment

Rene, there is no question that you are blessed! I had the pleasure of hearing you sing at the Met (my first time there) Il Pirata. During the mad scene, my voice teacher and I were both weeping. The emotions that we felt were so intense--your acting is so superb! And of course, your voice is unique and splendid and full of emotion! Hearing you sing is like touching the face of God. It is an experience that I shall never, never forget! Thank you so much for your fabulous art!
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Nicolas PRUDHOMME 
pixelsandco(at)wanadoo(dot)fr
Location:
FRANCE
Friday, November 12, 2004 09:33 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

THE DIVA RIDDLE
bis repetita

As the previous riddle was not solved,
here is its continuation, with an identical solution.

Lets try it with figures :

Our Diva likes these, as goes In this opera I will sing, of one, two... ... backwards, five, four, three, two, one...
Alas, here no hint included at all !

She has to count up to millions to get to the key,
or otherwise written 999,999 + 1 = 1,000,000
which gives one first solution
and all the following ones, until 999,999,999.
Then, just adding one, she loses the key again ...

What about signs ?
Use a +, or a / no way ! but with a - (minus) or a x,
there you get solutions twice...

This second riddle was created on Nov. 10th 2004,
which could also be figured as
11,102,004 or 10,112,004
both bring the one and only result, hidden
in their second word.

Now for the lucky one : I hope youre not superstitious !
The unriddler lies in 13, even if thirteen does not have it.
That says youre halfway in French or English, but probably not in Czech.
Thousands dont give it in English, when it works in Latin.

Back to your world, Diva, as Von Otter sings it with such perfect diction in Offenbach, but to say which role would be a giveaway ...

Now do you have it ? Of course you have,
I knew such a brilliant and talented spirit
would find it so very easy !

More admiration from southern France,
Nicolas Prudhomme
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george bokun 
geo5othcor(at)msn(dot)com
Location:
portage ,in.
Thursday, November 11, 2004 01:20 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Saw Letterman on 11/10 ,first time I heard Renee Fleming.A masterfull performance!Boccelli, & Sara Brightman, are the two voices I associate the most with operetic/classical music,but now I will add another ,Renee Fleming!It's too bad I was'nt familliar with her ,because I would have surely went to her perfomance in Chicago on 10/30.

Dori:
Hi
Good site. It would be desirable to return again and again!
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EF Curzi 
ecurzi(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
Hartville, Ohio
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 11:33 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi..
I recently saw the nice interview in Parade magazine. In the "bio" I noticed that Renee was born in Indiana, Pa.
Since I am from Butler, Pa., I know that Indiana is not a large town!
My sister-in-law's mother's maiden name was Fleming. She had a brother who was a Doctor in Indiana, Pa., a Dr. Edward Fleming!! Any relation??
Thank you, and I'm looking forward to hearing the CDs I've just purchased from Amazon!
EF(Chup) Curzi
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Edward Simpson 
ssn22chop(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Yokosuka, Japan
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 08:54 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

What a wonderful website for a wonderful and beautiful woman with an extraordinary talent. Will you come to Japan to perform in the near future?
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Ken 
toototango(at)comcast(dot)net
Location:
Seattle, WA
Sunday, November 7, 2004 02:48 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Saw a video on the ARTS channel with you singing O Vilja.
I melted----- and then wept. One of the most beautiful musical moments of my 77 years. Only a handful of times have I heard the melding of such depth of feeling, melody and musicality.
Thank you for a wonderful experience.
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Jeanne Rocha 
jeannerocha(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
Brazil
Sunday, November 7, 2004 12:38 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Rene Fleming

I love her work... You are so fantastic. Your voice is really beautfull. I have many records yours.
I am singer, too. I am liric soprano and I am preparing to Master qualification in University from Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO).

God bless you!

Jeanne Rocha
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Laura Heydt 
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Friday, November 5, 2004 01:22 PM  Write a comment

Hey Tinkerbelle this isn't your personal campaigning place for John Kerry! Did you actually think at this point in time you would change someone's mind? Get real. Oh and I'm so sorry for you loss!
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Nicolas PRUDHOMME 
pixelsandco(at)wanadoo(dot)fr
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FRANCE
Friday, November 5, 2004 05:54 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

THE DIVA RIDDLE
Despite your undisputable talent, Rene possesses none, while Fleming has it, buried deep inside.
I honestly regret to say beauty has none at all.
Neither does love, unless it stands as amour, or amore.
The composer you are of course uses it.
Our mesmerized souls have two of these whenever we hear you.
In music, we always find a little one, or a larger one, whether we consider it a basic distraction or an Art.
Opera has it not, Bel Canto lacks it too, but performing will always bring one to you.
We are enchanted to listen - religiously - and minus never applies to you, although here it could be a very useful lead !
Just for once, trust not your heart but the intellect :
your magnificent mind will give you two clues.
When you were still a classical learner, you could have found one in the Bach Magnificat, but not as discreet as the one we discovered later in I want magic.
Will you please give me the pleasure of your answer ?
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Sara 
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Tuesday, November 2, 2004 01:17 PM  Write a comment

hi renee,just wanted to say that i can't stop listening to yourHandel album! It's just soooooooo stunning!! Love it! Hope you bring something else out soon! Thanks for hours of "Endless Pleasure"! xxxxx
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Richard R. Monts 
hot_rock_richard(at)msn(dot)com
Location:
Kerrville, Texas
Monday, November 1, 2004 12:19 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Just had to say THANK YOU for your performance of the "Four Last Songs" with the Philadelphia Orchestra. WOW!

Also, I have had a thought on several occasions since, I think, you sang the National Anthem at the National Cathedral for the memorial service after the 9/11 incident. How much better this great country would be if the singing of the National Anthem would be done by a compenant singer. I always think of your beautiful voice. Might I suggest that you record the National Anthem so that we can have a definitive performance to use at public gatherings of various sorts. It would be a great public service.

Wonder if any of the Chevron-Texaco board members heard your performance. I mention this because shortly after learning that Chevron-Texaco was ending its association with the MET, I heard it had the most profitable quarter in its history. Too bad that Chevron-Texaco does not have the sense of social responibility that the old Texaco had. I think it was a hostile take over by Chevron. I grew up listening to the Met broadcasts and it was a shock when I heard the annoucement.

Thank YOU, Richard Monts
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Saturday, October 30, 2004 10:48 AM  Write a comment

Renee,you are my Elly Ameling!!Thankyou.
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KS 
Location:
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Saturday, October 30, 2004 08:31 AM  Write a comment

Your voice is absolutely gorgeous. Your range is amazing. You are a pleasure to listen to. I regret I've never seen you perform in person. When your public is fortunate enough to see you perform, either live or televised, we can see not only how beautiful you are, but also how your music moves you. Thank you for your gift.
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David Trainer 
dtrainer(at)pb(dot)com(dot)au
Location:
Sydney
Thursday, October 28, 2004 07:38 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I was very, very honoured to attend a concert Ms. Fleming gave in Sydney with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra not that long ago. Her artistry is sublime. A total delight.
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Carol Edwards 
cedwards(at)hsvairport(dot)org
Location:
Huntsville, Alabama
Thursday, October 28, 2004 05:26 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee. I had the privelege to watch you last night on Alabama Public Television. Your performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra was stunning! My friend, Dr. Ginger Beazley, who teaches voice and is director of Ars Nova, School of the Arts in Huntsville, also enjoyed your performance and told me she has seen you in New York. Ginger said that "Renee is as good as they get"! Thank you, Renee. Carol
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Joe 
joeclectic(at)msn(dot)com
Location:
Phoenix
Thursday, October 28, 2004 05:24 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I have been a fan for years.
I just watched your performance on PBS of the 2004 Opening Gala of Carnegie Hall.
I was particularly moved by the Four Last Songs of Strauss.
My mother just died on Tuesday night and I'm sure she was listening also.
I couldn't have scripted the timing better my self.
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Toni and Gloria 
antoniponsolives(at)yahoo(dot)es
Location:
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Monday, October 25, 2004 02:41 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Gracias Sra. Fleming.

Por el magnfico concierto que ofreci en Barcelona, el pasado da 14 de Octubre.Estuvo Vd. fantstica.
Deseamos que su hijas y sus padres,esten bien de salud y que Vd., siga tan esplndida de voz y de belleza emocional,por muchos aos.
Esperamos poder escucharla y verla en London, como Desdemona, en Julio de 2005.

From Menorca (Balearic Islands)

Gracias.

Toni and Gloria
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Brian Osborne 
bosbornee(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
Knoxville, Tn
Sunday, October 24, 2004 09:02 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hey Renee! I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how much I just love my Manon DVD. I drag it out whenever I have friends come over!!!! I watched it last night and loved your voice and characterization equally. I love the way you have captured that character, the girl we love to hate. You are stunning in that flim and your voice is breathtaking. Thank you for helping to keep this wonderful art form alive. Love ALWAYS, Brian
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Pavel Ka&#328;ka 
p(dot)kanka(at)tiscali(dot)cz
Location:
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Friday, October 22, 2004 02:48 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Thank you for your voice. Bravo.
Your Rusalka is fantastic and your Czech too. Thank you
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Jolanda Twiss 
twiss(dot)tom(at)hetnet(dot)nl
Location:
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Wednesday, October 20, 2004 08:44 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Rene, Thank you for your lovely concert in the Concertgebouw last Monday. It was a sheer pleasure to hear you sing live and to meet you afterwards. I once read "Rene Fleming sings the way it should, the way I would if only I could". How true. Your voice really touches the heartstrings. I'm eagerly looking forward to your return next year. All the best! Jolanda
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Caroline 
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Wednesday, October 20, 2004 08:38 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

FIONA!!is there no such thing as loyalty?!?!love u both xx

Sazl:
oi caz, keep out of this! this is between fiona and si!
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Anneke Luyten 
anneke(at)haxor(dot)be
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Wednesday, October 20, 2004 05:44 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Rene,
I am a young singer and you really are my inspiration. By watching your DVD's I learn how to give my emotions to the public. The sound of your voice gives is so perfect, so beautyful.
Please, come to Belgium, I missed your concert 1,5 years ago.
Greetings, Anneke.
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Luna Bitzer 
luna_c(at)looped(dot)com
Location:
Ashland, Oregon
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 12:45 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I love your work. I saw that you are giving a recital in Seattle in January, and figure you must be on tour. San Francisco is closer, so I keep looking for other tour dates, figuring you must give a recital there. Your page is not updated past the opera, but you mst be booked years out. You will sell out immediately, and I want to be there. Will a notice be forthcoming?
Thanks so much.
Luna, flutist and mezzo sop
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Fionaaaaaaaaaaaaa 
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Friday, October 15, 2004 11:00 AM  Write a comment

You rock Renee, as do you Sara Lian!!
Fi.X

Sara Lian:
thanx
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Sara Lian 
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 03:32 PM  Write a comment

Hi Renee! Ive just bought your new cd, it's amazing! Your vocal range is out of this world and beyond any other singer i've ever heard! Keep it up! I love everything you do! Thanks for your inspiration! xxx
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Simon Willoughby 
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 03:27 PM  Write a comment

I went with Sara Lian 2 buy the CD, omg, she needs to buy other singers CD's!!!!

Sara Lian:
No I don't, Renee rocks!!! Whoo!!!!
Sara.xx
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Ellen Krampf Graham 
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Monday, October 11, 2004 11:24 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee!!!
Congratulations on your successes!!!! Knowing you in Potsdam at school, I always knew you were destined for greatness in the music world. I so enjoy following your career and wish you continued success as you persue your dreams!
All the best,
Ellen (Krampf) Graham, Potsdam 1981
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dave stafford 
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Location:
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Wednesday, October 6, 2004 02:42 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee Your Voice is Golden. Thank You,
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Mr. Dennis Hoffskov Larsen 
dennish(at)image(dot)dk
Location:
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Monday, October 4, 2004 03:17 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

YOU ARE THE BEST!. jUST BROUGHT YOUR NEW CD HANDEL. EVERYBOBY IN DENMARK TALKS ABOUT THAT CD. HOPE THAT ONE DAY YOU WILL COME TO MY COUNTRY BUT I KNOW YOU ARE VERY BUSY. TAKE CARE OF YOUR VOICE WE NEED PEOPLE LIKE YOU!
AL THE BEST
DENNIS IN DENMARK

James:
Greate site. Thank you :)
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Judy Hutton 
judy(dot)hutton(at)att(dot)net
Location:
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Monday, October 4, 2004 02:02 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee: Thank you for your magnificent performance with the Charlotte Symphony on September 29! You were elegant as you "floated" on stage and sang so beautifully the Strauss "Four Last Songs"...followed by several operatic arias. You made it seem so effortless! You were generous with your encores, but the audience would have remained for endless hours! It was a special treat to speak with you afterwards, thanks to our mutual friend, Anthony Dean Griffey. Yours was a performance that I shall always remember! My best to you as you continue to share your extraordinary talent and artistry. Please return to North Carolina often! Sincerely, Judy
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Sara and Fran 
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Friday, October 1, 2004 09:19 AM  Write a comment

Hi all, I (sara) have found a new renee fan!! and she's sitting right next 2 me!!!! Just wanted 2 say hi, and that we think that you are a goddess!! Thanks for being an inspiration! Love you!! Thanks for everything you do.
Diolch am y cerddoriaeth hyfryd!(That's Welsh, ask Bryn Terfel to tell you what it means!)We love Bryn Terfel!! The cd, Under the Stars is just amazing!! Ardderchog as the Welsh would say!! And Fran says, renee sei una cantante incredibile, continua a brillare come la stella che sei!!!!!!!!! (-: (that's Italian!!) Diolch, Thanks, Grazie! xx Sara and Fran xx
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Caroline 
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Wednesday, September 29, 2004 03:45 PM  Write a comment

Hi Renee,
Have just bought bought your Handel CD.Stunning.Thank you for always helping me to see that it'll all come together one day!
Thank you for the music
Love Caroline (officially your biggest fan!)
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Rosalyn Park Gardner 
rosalyn(at)conninc(dot)com
Location:
Newton, NC by way of Ridgway,
Monday, September 27, 2004 08:00 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee;

I just read an article about you in the Charlotte paper this past sunday. When I saw your picture and name I had to see if you were Ed Fleming's daughter so I got on the internet and to my surprise you are.

I attended Ridgway Area High School and the First Presbyterian Church in Ridgway, PA were your father was the choir director. I was in both choirs and enjoyed having him as a director - he was a great guy and we had a great choir.

Hope he is doing well and still in music.

Have a great day - Rosalyn
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Sue Davies 
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Location:
London
Saturday, September 25, 2004 12:40 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

We just happened to be in Cortona this last August and we were delighted to hear you sing.

Thank you for giving myself and my family an evening to remember.

Kind regards
Sue
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Lloyd Samuels 
mzwb1120(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
norfolk,vai
Friday, September 24, 2004 12:02 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I attended your magnificent concert tonight.You were wonderful.Your blue gown was beautiful.I admire your personality.
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Sara Lian 
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Thursday, September 23, 2004 10:00 AM  Write a comment

Thanks Marion, I will most definately be going, and I will go to any lengths, even if it means camping outside to get a ticket!!! xxxxx

Marion - a UK Renee Fan:
Good luck Sara - and if you are planning to camp out I hope the weather is good (for March!!!) I am not that hardy and will hope to book on line....
Marion
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David L. Stasney 
granddukedavid(at)tampabay(dot)rr(dot)com
Location:
Bradenton
Tuesday, September 21, 2004 09:22 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Miss Fleming - I have to tell you how very much I enjoyed your performance of the Four Last Songs at the Opening Night Gala of the Philadelphia Orchestra! While I could not attend personally, having just moved from Philadelphia to Bradenton. My partner was in the city visiting family and stood outside the Kimmel with his cell phone to the speaker so I could listen - I am once again BLESSED by your divine gift. Thank you for once again sharing that gift. I last saw and heard you at the Kimmel Center February '04! It was once again a special musical moment only to be crowned with meeting and speaking with you! I was one of the fans who braved the cold to meet you! Thank you for being so kind and gracious and willing to spend time for autographs and kind words. You are an amazing person - to have taken the time to ask each of us about our own musical careers. Funny to think you would envy me as an organist and if I had one wish - I would have wished to be an opera singer! Thank you again for the joy and peace you bring to this troubled world!
I wish you peace and continued success!
Sincerely,
David L. Stasney
6003 43rd Court East
Bradenton, FL 34203
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Sara 
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Tuesday, September 21, 2004 04:27 AM  Write a comment

To all Renee fans, Does anyone know when tickets for OTELLO next summer go on sale?? xxxxx

Marion - a UK Renee Fan:
According to the ROH website tickets for OTHELLO at Covent Garden in June/July 2005 go on sale on March 1st 2005.
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Ben 
Itsabouttime_398(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
Nottinghamshire, England
Monday, September 20, 2004 04:28 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello Renee,

I just thought i would write you because i would just like to say how much i adore your voice. Really, being a singer myself makes listening to your voice such a pleasure.

I am currently a Counter Tenor. I have singing lessons off a fabulous woman who is linked with Cantamus an international girls choir. I have been singing classically for about 4 years now and i love it. As a hobby and more infact, i want to make it my career, if i can in a musical college in England.

I love the song form your album, "Je Veux Vivre Dans Ce Reve" because i have heard many sopranos sing that song and it is different everytime, but listening to you sing makes me get goose pimples....especially that top note at the end which is increadible....and how you hold it on...is just a wow.

I first became interested in you, when i heard you sing with Lesley Garrett ( who again i am currently a fan of. Seeing her live and having met her socially) and you both sang my all time favourite duet " Evening Prayer" form Hansel and Gretel and it was fabulous... from then on its been like glue with you. your voice is so addictive.

I wish you all the success, where ever you go i will support you.

Kind Regards

Benjamin Price
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Zaine Ridling 
zridling(at)mailblocks(dot)com
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
Monday, September 20, 2004 09:49 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee you are divine and yes, I worship you. Your hard work over the years has brought untold pleasures to my meager existence. I will always be grateful and will cherish my collection of your CDs and new book. Thanks!
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lee chai jean 
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Monday, September 20, 2004 08:25 AM  Write a comment

Hello
your hadel alabum is a gorgeous disc. I`m listening your Handle arias every day. Doesn`t you visit with Handel arias in Korea?? I also went your performance in Seoul in 2002. Especially, your breath is great such as Pensieri in Agripinna. what next recording repertory?? I hope you sing Massnet opera arias except Thais and Manon, such as Esclamonde, la roi de lahore(?). Especially, i wish you must sing esclamonde. Don`t burden my comment. somday you will sing Adriana and Esclamonde. Thank you for listening your voice through Handel arias. I wish you wil win your Rodelinda debut.
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Adle Falk 
adele87(at)livejournal(dot)com
Location:
Overland Park, KS
Monday, September 20, 2004 02:08 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Ive been signing your guestbook since I was a freshman in high school, and now Im a senior preparing to major in opera/vocal performance in college. I just wanted to thank you for being an inspiration to me in so many ways. I especially enjoyed meeting you in Chicago after a production of THAIS during my sophomore year.

I was very proud of your performance on your Handel disc. Even though I love all of your discs, my two favorite discs of yours are the Bel Canto and the Handel CD. Every time I hear you, it sounds as if you improve each time.
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Michael B. Snyder 
mbsnyder415(at)comcast(dot)net
Location:
Nashville, TN
Sunday, September 19, 2004 08:10 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Ms. Fleming:

I just heard you on Saint Paul Sunday. The range of music you performed is a testament to your artistry and your wide appreciation of all music for the human voice.

If I admit that I enjoyed your singing of O Mio Babbino Caro most of all the pieces which you sang this morning, that is because it is one of my favorite arias. This does not reflect on your other choices, but my own preferences for arias from Italian operas.

I grew up listening to Metropolitan Opera broadcasts with my mother, when I was a child in Chicago in the late 1940's and the 1950's. My love of opera is why today, here in Nashville, I am a proud season ticket holder to the Nashville Opera Associations productions.

You are among the most truly awesome sopranos I have heard. May God strengthen you to keep performing for as long as it still brings you pleasure to do so. And may you and your family know only the blessings of life.

Shalom,


Michael B. Snyder
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srgport 
universocelestial(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)br
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Friday, September 17, 2004 06:29 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

hello kiss
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hi 
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Thursday, September 16, 2004 08:42 AM  Write a comment

That's welsh by the way!
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US AGAIN!! 
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Thursday, September 16, 2004 08:42 AM  Write a comment

Bechod!!!!
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Caroline et Sara!!! 
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Thursday, September 16, 2004 08:41 AM  Write a comment

WE LOVE YOU!! xx
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C 
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Thursday, September 16, 2004 08:39 AM  Write a comment

ok,i'll stop too.I think school might expel us if we write anymore.WE LOVE YOU RENEE!!!bye x
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Sazl 
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Thursday, September 16, 2004 08:37 AM  Write a comment

I've got french in a mo, and mrs potts will go mad! There again I could just talk about .......Renee!
Ok then I think you might have guessed that Caz is just a little bit more, should we say obsessed, but I really do love Renee, and I always will!! Im going to stop now!! I think everyone's got the message!! xxx
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caroline again 
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Thursday, September 16, 2004 08:35 AM  Write a comment

Except that i've loved you far longer than her so am obviously a bigger fan.Sara...we should really find something more productive to do with our lunch hour!!
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Sara Lian 
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Thursday, September 16, 2004 08:32 AM  Write a comment

Yes, I agree!! We both love you very much, and we will see you next year! xxx
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caroline 
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Thursday, September 16, 2004 08:30 AM  Write a comment

ok ok ok we love her the same.But i think we'd better stop with these postings b4 people think we're really sad!
Renee...you're fab and such a huge inspiration to us all.See you next year xxx
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Sara Lian!!! 
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Thursday, September 16, 2004 06:39 AM  Write a comment

ok, Caz lets compromise!! We both are the BIGGEST fans ever!! Don't ignore me! I love Renee just as much as Caroline! XXXX
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Caroline...again 
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Wednesday, September 15, 2004 05:48 PM  Write a comment

I am soooo a bigger fan than Sara,ignore her she's just trying to be cool!i love you more!!lol!k,bye xxx
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Sara 
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Wednesday, September 15, 2004 04:28 AM  Write a comment

hi, i just want to say that I am the biggggggest renee fan!! and i love her more than caroline!! and we will be camping outside for tickets at covent garden next year!! "no one's gona harm you, not while i'm around!" bye xxxxx
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Hi 
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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 02:31 PM  Write a comment

I just want to say that i love you more than sara!!And we're camping outside covent garden to ensure tickets for "Otello" next summer!byee xxx

Simon Willoughby:
Caroline, get a life!!!! lol, kiddin, kisses,
Si.xXx
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Sara 
sazl_lian(at)hotmail(dot)com
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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 10:30 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I just wanted to say how much I enjoy Renee's singing! it is so inspirational! im studying singing as my first instrument at Chethams School of Music in England and I have followed Renee's career with admiration!! and indeed for many years to come!
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Stefanie Rose Airey 
timairey(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk
Location:
Calgary AB, Canada
Thursday, September 9, 2004 06:52 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I would like to invite comment about my own performance page (web URL left) as a young soprano. I have several songs (14 in all) ranging from opera to classical to musical theatre to sacred to light pop (all in the form of mp3s for downloading). I have written the lyrics for several of the songs listed.

Tim Airey:
My daughter Stefanie Rose is a Canadian crossover artist with a beautiful soprano voice. She is only 17 but has a vocal maturity years ahead of her age. Stefanie lives in Calgary AB, Canada and performs in a variety of musical styles - from pop to popera. Stefanie is now starting to attract worldwide attention. Her new website is at http://www.stefanierose.com/
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Brian Osborne 
operaboy76(at)aol(dot)com
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Knoxville, TN
Sunday, August 29, 2004 08:15 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Ms. Fleming,
Wow, what a privelege that this contact exists (I was curious today talking to a friend, "how would I WRITE to Renee?"). I am brought to tears as i read these messages that people have written you, and all I can say is that I echo them 100 times. You have changed my life, inspired me beyond measure, and brought me endless pleasure.
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Laura Heydt 
Rosina28(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
York, PA
Tuesday, August 24, 2004 10:50 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee,
I just wanted to tell you how excited I am to read your book and listen to your new CD!!!!! It was so nice to see you last month and I can't wait for Rodelinda!! See you soon!
Laura
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Nicole Gina Ryan 
nicolegryan(at)yahoo(dot)com
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Saturday, August 21, 2004 09:43 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I love you Renee!!
You are the greatest singer alive.
I am a student who is studying classical music, i think that any singer who want to know how to sing.That they must listen to you or see you perform live.
I had the pleasure of seeing and hearing you perform.I was with my voice teacher,When i saw you at the Met.Opera in the opera Susannah.You were fantastic.
I have most of your recordings and i cannot wait to get the new one that is coming out in September'04.I am sure you will be magnificent!!
I love you...i hope you continue to be always at your best, as elegant and beautiful as you are.brava
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penny ferguson 
penferg(at)peoplepc(dot)com
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Friday, August 13, 2004 05:25 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Without a doubt you are the greatest singer this Country has produced. What a joy to have lived long enough to have listened to the perfection you have given to us all.... I look forward to Jan 2005 concert in Berkeley
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BJStoltz 
Location:
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Thursday, August 12, 2004 12:32 AM  Write a comment

August 11, 2004

Ms. Fleming,

I had the pleasure and honor of seeing and hearing you on Sunday evening, August 1st, at Ravinia in Highland Park. (My friends and I treated ourselves to sitting in the Pavilion for your concert.) What a wonderful, pleasant evening that was for me and many others! I will never forget it, nor will the people with whom I attended. I look forward to attending another concert of yours.
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Ian Herzog 
Herzog(at)ix(dot)netcom(dot)com
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Santa Monica, California
Wednesday, August 11, 2004 04:14 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Please email Renee's 2005 schedule
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Matthew 
mbates25(at)yahoo(dot)com
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Thursday, August 5, 2004 03:39 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I work security at a local concert venue, and I had honestly never heard of Renee Fleming until she performed here. My coworkers all told me I was in for a real treat, and they were right. The singing was wonderful, and afterward I was posted in the room where she met her guests. I blieve my supervisor did this as a favor to me so I could see how beautiful she is in person. Of all of the "talent" I have met through my job, she was the best in every way.
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Jim Bohan 
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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 06:55 PM  Write a comment

I heard your July 24th Saturday Night Tanglewood concert,live, on WMNR,Monroe Connecticut. Something else!

Summertime and Over The Rainbow encores were extraordinary.

It was truly a joy to hear you having so much fun doing something so very, very well. Many thanks!
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Deborah Berioli 
berioli(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 11:37 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Ms. Fleming,
You might be interested to know, in keeping the dream and vision alive for young singers, when you performed the Countess at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC in 1990 I was in the chorus...the Westminster Choir. Today, only 14 years later! (whew!) I am making my debut in the same role with Opera San Jose in California. A little tale of coming full-circle; Le Nozze di Figaro was the first opera I ever saw as well.
Brava to you for sharing your soul with the world....singing is the voice of the soul.
Sincerely,
Deborah Berioli
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Jerry Epstein, LA Philharmonic 
jerry(at)jerryepstein(dot)net
Location:
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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 03:14 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

It was a pleasure to work with you. Not only is your voice beautiful, but as my wife said, you are truly a kind soul.
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Jerry Epstein, LA Philharmonic 
jerry(at)jerryepstein(dot)net
Location:
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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 03:12 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

It was a pleasure to work with you. Not only is your voice beautiful, but as my wife said, you are truly a kind soul. It's not often we work with artists who appreciate us.
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Harald Ketzer 
Location:
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Sunday, July 25, 2004 03:57 PM  Write a comment

Updating please!!!
I am missing the 2004/5 season.

Kathy:
Fellow fans,
You can also check www.reneefleming.com (no dash, her Decca site)for her 2004-2005 schedule. :)
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Stanley C. Feldman 
stan(dot)feldman(at)nhtsa(dot)dot(dot)gov
Location:
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Friday, July 23, 2004 10:56 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Ms. Fleming,

Just a quick note to say how moved I was by your "debut" (as you said) and magnificent performance at Wolf Trap last night (July 22, 2004). In addition to your sublime voice, the deep emotion you gave to each song is unequaled in my experience. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Stan Feldman
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Marion 
Location:
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Friday, July 23, 2004 06:04 AM  Write a comment

When IS this site going to be updated please? There must be many concerts etc. scheduled for the 2004/5 Season but none are listed.
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chereches lavinia 
laviniadeliac(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
cluj romania
Sunday, July 18, 2004 09:17 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello!
I'm a big fan of renee Fleming,an i want
to know if there is a chance to see her
in a master class sesion?Thank you!
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muguguyman 
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Location:
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Tuesday, July 13, 2004 04:41 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

A very nice site.
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Ray Keebaugh 
raymond(dot)keebaugh(at)sfgov(dot)org
Location:
San Francisco
Friday, July 9, 2004 04:47 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

My nephew plays lead trombone for you at The Met. I only said that to get your attention, although it is true (he's Demian Austin).

Anyway, I never wrote a fan letter in my life, and this is no news to you I am sure, but when I listen to you sing "Chi Il Bel Sogno Di Doretta" (which you're probably just sick to death of doing) every bad moment of my life was worth surviving.

I've never heard such a gorgeous voice, and, in Doretta's case, longing has never been more thrilling.

Well, there. Oh, your Blance DuBois is incredible.
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Johnnie Bankens 
jbanke(at)mail(dot)mcneese(dot)edu
Location:
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Tuesday, July 6, 2004 10:32 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee Fleming is one of my very favorite singers. The space, power, beauty, and height of her voice is so amazing. She is obviously a hard worker. She is unbelievable. I love Renee Fleming.

James:
Greate site. Thank you :)
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Michael 
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Location:
edmonton
Saturday, July 3, 2004 09:39 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Her voice is absolutely hauntingly gorgeous and feminine, OMG, a about infinity increase in intensity with her music on while making love and it applies not only to film, I think of her lord or the ring voice when say brave American soldiers or Israeli soldiers or russian soldiers die from a road side bomb and I literally cry looking at such a grisly picture and hearing her music....god help me I think they are at a better place now dying so young and helpless and lost. Unknown flames falling to war.

It is beyond words how she does it, tears to my eyes, surrealness, infinity express from her voice....
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Brock 
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Location:
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Thursday, June 10, 2004 05:34 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I love this site, but why isn't it be updated?
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Adele 
Location:
Overland Park, KS
Wednesday, June 9, 2004 04:08 PM  Write a comment

Every time you get a new disc, I think it sounds better then the one before. Hope to hear a new CD soon!
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Ineke Wessel 
gailandineke(at)xra(dot)com(dot)nz
Location:
Wanganui - New Zealand
Sunday, May 30, 2004 11:51 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hallo Renee

You have been my favourite soprano now for a couple of years, after Elly Ameling, the soprano who lived in my home village in the Netherlands. You have been to Australia and skipped New Zealand, which happens a lot. I taped your Traviata at the Met which is a constant joy.

All the best and please, do come to New Zealand one day. I'd pay a fortune just to be there!

Ineke
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Christine Fraser 
chris(dot)fraser1(at)btinternet(dot)com
Location:
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Sunday, May 30, 2004 07:22 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Rene,

A few days ago, I was privileged to be in the audience at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the Classical Brits 2004, and have just watched the televised show this evening. Thank goodness they didn't edit you out!! What a tragedy that would have been to deprive the rest of the country of your breathtaking rendition of Mio Bambino Carro! I just wanted to congratulate you on your performance, and on your award. You have an amazing voice.

Sincerely,
Chris
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ALLEN MURRAY 
allen(at)skytrucker(dot)co(dot)uk
Location:
Essex England
Saturday, May 29, 2004 02:34 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

hello Renee.

This is simply a quick note to express my deep appreciation of your performances, especially the Puccini Oh my beloved father. That piece was a great favourite of my own father and each time I play your performance of it I am quite literally moved to tears (to the great amusement of my wife!)

I look forward to acquiring more of your albums.

Very best wishes

Allen Murray
Pilot, author and terrible piano player.
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lewis 
Location:
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Saturday, May 29, 2004 11:45 AM  Write a comment

Dear Renee,

Many congratulations. Classical Brit Awards, Royal Albert Hall, London. Winner: Outstanding Contribution to Music...Renee Fleming.

lewis,

ps Brilliant performance @ Symphony Hall in Birmingham, England.
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Donna C. Veeder 
dcveeder(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Jordanville, NY
Friday, May 28, 2004 10:20 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello, Rene, I am looking you up so I can get your bio to give to a friend whom I want to see your performance in "Streetcar." I saw it on PBS. You were a wonderful Blanche! He thinks that only Vivian Lee can be Blanche. I want him to see another great one. Love your voice. DCV
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Fr. Robert Fromageot, FSSP 
info(at)francisdesales(dot)com
Location:
Mableton, GA
Friday, May 28, 2004 04:54 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Rene,

Back in early 2003 I went with a doctor to the Met to hear you in Il Pirado (You were wonderful; unfortunately, we had to leave after the Act I) This doctor knows you from way back. Judging from how often he goes to the opera, you probably remember him too. He used to greet you backstage and encourage you, etc. Well, remember him in your prayers, as he has been under a lot of stress. His name is Gerry.

God bless,
Fr. Fromageot
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Walter M. Adam 
wmromeo2000(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Friday, May 28, 2004 10:40 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee:
How can I thank you for the beauty that you have brought into my life. The world of Opera is new to me. I started out by purchasing Maria Callas' Carmen, and then I purchased your Lakme. I was blown away. I cannot tell you how much meaning the past few months have held as I have listen to and enjoyed more and more of your work, and of opera in general. Thank you, thank you, thank you. (BTE - there are several in my office who are now also listening to your work, and WE LOVE YOU!)

Sincerely,

Walter Adam, MD
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Carol L. Beall 
orfegiee(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
Tamarac, Fl.
Thursday, May 27, 2004 07:17 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

You are just a gem...Having seen several of your televised concerts my thought is that it appears that it feels as marvelous to be creating those beautiful sounds as it does for us to hear them...You're one of the great musical treasures of this country..thank you, Carol
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Austina Clea Soare 
cle_music(at)yahoo(dot)ca
Location:
Toronto, Canada
Saturday, May 22, 2004 05:38 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Ms.Fleming,

I have recently graduated from the voice performance program of the Glenn Gould Professional School Of Music at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto and am looking to make the next step in my opera pursuits. I want to share this gift of voice and cultivate it to the best of my ability!

I look to you as a model of superb singing, purity of expression and acting. I always have wondered "how did you get to where you are?" I know you could advise me.

As a lyric soprano for the past 3 yrs, I have learned a lot about correct technique, expression and acting on stage. However I need to "go deeper" and find out more about what it takes, how to find balance between an opera career and say the possibility of settling down in marriage and of course having kids, what were some of your struggles, how did you manage to overcome the struggles, etc, what has been your most important lesson?

I am eager to know if you will be giving any classes in Toronto or anywhere in Canada; if you will be interviewed on TV; if you will be giving ANY MASTER CLASSES during the summer time...I would do everything I could to attend and learn from you.

I would be MOST grateful if you could let me know....
As I know how in demand you are, I do not expect at all that I would receive a response right away. However, I am crossing my fingers that I would hear from you anytime you can write me back :)

With much thanks and appreciation for taking the time, out of your extraordinarily busy schedule to consider & respond to my request!

Sincerely yours,
Austina Clea Soare
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Gavrilo Rabrenovic 
coloraturas(at)yahoo(dot)de
Location:
Belgrade, Serbia&Montenegro
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 04:53 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

DEAR AND RESPECTED DIVINA,
I SUUPOSE THAT YOU ARE RECEIVING A HUNDREDS OF FAN MAILS AND LETTERS,BUT I JUST HAD TO EXPRESS MY ADMIRATION TO YOUR ART,SINGING AND-OF COURSE-STAGE PERFORMANCE. YOUR ENTIRE WORK IS MORE THAN WELL-KNOWN IN YUGOSLAVIA,AND FROM THE FIRST MOMENT WHEN I PURCHASED YOUR CD(WHERE YOU ARE SINGING 'LES VESPERS SICILENNES' , MANON,ETC.) YOU BECAME ONE OF MY FAVOURITE OPERA SINGERS.FOR THE EXCITEMENT TO BE GREATER- I JUST WISH YOU TO KNOW :IT IS LOVELY TO HEAR SOMEONE(AT LEAST PER MEDIA)WHO IS NOWADAYS-CONTEMPORARY STAR! MY RESPECT!!
THIS PROBABLY MEANS LITTLE TO YOU.I AM REALLY AWARE OF YOUR HIGH ART ACHIEVEMENTS,AND ALLWAYS FEEL EXTRA HAPPY ,WHEN LISTENING TO YOUR VOICE.SO WARM,WITH BEAUTIFUL HEIGHTS,LEGATO,COLORATURAS,DRAMATIC PROFONDOS,EROTIC....WOW! I AM GLAD THAT YOU SING AS WELL THE LESS KNOWN REPERTOIRE-'BORGIA','PIRATA'...
I SALUTE YOU ,WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST IN YOUR LIFE AND CAREER!!!
WITH KINDEST REGARDS -
GAVRILO RABRENOVIC , BELGRADE
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DR Dan Klein 
toefixer(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
Fort Smith, AR
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 09:58 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

What Can anyone say but Sensational!!! Love your voice and I can't wait to hear you in person. The Lord's blessings upon you and your family.

Sincerely,

Dan Klein, DPM

P.S. Can you use a good foot doctor?
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Roger Chinn 
rogerhchinn(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk
Location:
Greece
Tuesday, May 11, 2004 07:39 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Having just aquired the DVD of Massenet: Manon (TDK) I have once again had it confirmed both visually and vocally how wonderfull an artist Renee Fleming is.
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Debra Fiorentino 
Ddbktty(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
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Monday, May 10, 2004 08:41 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

It's a wonderful web-site for a wonderful
singer/performer. A class act! She makes opera so
accessable being an american and a opera
star.
Besides, I have relatives who live in
Rochester, NY and consider it my home away from home.

Brava, Renee!
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Jennifer McMahan Carr 
mezzojenny(at)charter(dot)net
Location:
Fort Worth, TX
Friday, May 7, 2004 03:19 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee,
I hope that you will remember me from your Aspen Opera Theater days. I was the administrator for the program for Ed and Bob from 1984-88, and took voice from Beverly as well. In fact, one summer my lesson was immediately following yours and I used to come early and sit outside the door of her condo so I could listen to you sing. We all knew that your career would be successful, but what a career you're having!
I am writing to let you know that Lee & Stan Warren are living here in FW, TX as well as me, and Stan teaches voice at a local college. We all want to see you when you come next year to sing in Bass Hall, and take you to dinner or lunch one day whle you're here.
I'm sure that you didn't know that I went to school with Bruce Ford in Texas, and when he was here last season in Dallas, I had a chance to see him and catch up- he told me that he knew you and loved singing with you.
As ever, you know how proud we are of you and I enjoy knowing what a wonderful person you are as well as a gifted artist. Let me know when you will be here and I will let Stan & Lee know.
I believe that their e-mail is: sdlwarren@charter.net and mine is mezzojenny@charter.net
Looking forward to hearing from you. (By the way, did you ever get the flowers we sent to you in Dallas last Fall??) if not, c'est la vie!
Much Love,
Jennifer
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sam laughlin 
samlaug(at)bigpond(dot)com
Location:
Australia
Friday, May 7, 2004 01:57 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

THANK YOU I AM IN MY 70s NOW I GET YOUR CDs FROM THE CITY LIBRARIE ,THANK YOU FOR THE JOY YOU BRING IN TO MY WORLD .
YOURS SAM LAUGHLIN
BRISBANE
AUSTRALIA
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Laura 
Location:
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Tuesday, May 4, 2004 11:21 AM  Write a comment

I really think that the schedule section must be updated. There are concerts in the summer that are not listed that she is doing in the US. I am thankful that I received correspondence from venues where she is performing. I know for sure she is doing a concert at Tanglewood in Lenox,Mass on July 24.
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Roger 
roger(dot)wallen(at)sj(dot)se
Location:
Stockholm, Sweden
Monday, May 3, 2004 06:00 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello,
When do you list Rene's schedule for 2004-05 in the schedule section...? I am eager to see it!

Best
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Chan Then Yien 
tingying1984(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Malaysia
Wednesday, April 28, 2004 01:27 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

keep it on :)
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Vivian Chye 
pcchye(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
Chicago
Sunday, April 18, 2004 09:49 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee,
Words alone cannot describe the beauty of music you bring to us, be it listening to you live in the concert hall or in DVDs or in your CDs. You are truly God-sent. Apart from being constantly amazed by your wonderful singing, I am also thankful that you are there to bring out the music and share them with the people all over the world. I am from Malaysia and I know how classical fans out there in Asia hunger and crave for great performances in music. Please bring the beauty of your music not only to America and Europe but all over Asia too ! God Bless You.
p/s : If you have not waved the audience bye-bye today after so many encores in the Symphony Hall this afternoon, I am afraid Mr Alfred Brendel's concert will certainly be delayed !!
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josie 
theresepauline(at)yahoo(dot)ca
Location:
Toronto
Sunday, April 18, 2004 03:12 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Ms.Fleming it is always wonderful to hear you sing.You seem like the warmest and friendliest person.Goodluck in your career.
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John Saunders 
cubaseboy(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
St. Louis
Thursday, April 15, 2004 02:16 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hey! In a recent interview you said that not many men would like to be called "Mr. Fleming"! If you sang to me every night like you do so well, I would have no problem with my new title. Ha! A fan and fellow opera singer, John S.
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Aixamarie Carmona 
Acarmona(at)westoverschool(dot)org
Location:
New Jersey
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 01:34 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Your interpretation of the music you sing is truly astounding. You have such a beautiful instrument and i hope that one day i might muster a fraction of the passion that you sing with in my own singing.
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Preston Davis, Psy.D. 
Location:
S.F., CA. and Rochester (Webst
Monday, April 12, 2004 10:02 PM  Write a comment

I am so excited that you grew up in Rochester and went to the Eastman School. I'm from Rochester (Webster) and went to the University of Rochester. It's so amazing that one of our own has so much talent and success. Congratulations and please come back to Rochester and perform with the R.P.O. and Eastman Opera or Rochester Opera (if we have one.) I live in San Francisco now. I go home to visit my parents and friends three to four times a year. We all love your talent and admire your achievements.
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Bill Keese 
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Location:
Longview, Texas USA
Monday, April 12, 2004 12:46 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee's voice is for the ages. She sets the standard by which all singers should be measured.
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Marc Innes 
marcinnes(at)marcinnes(dot)com
Location:
Cleveland, Ohio
Saturday, April 10, 2004 07:47 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

With fond memories of the voice.
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Blair Ball 
Blair(at)friendsofjoshgroban(dot)com
Location:
Salt Lake City
Saturday, April 10, 2004 04:57 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi-- Watch out I'm coming!!
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Jamie Patterson 
tatatajamie(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
New York, NY
Thursday, April 8, 2004 08:53 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Renee,

My name is Jamie Patterson and I am a student at the New York School of Interior Design - currently in my third year. As part of a current project, we were assigned certain well-known individuals to design a particular New York apartment.
I am near the completion of my project, yet feel my project would benefit if I could ehance the design with some personal touches. Although I have purchased your DVD, read any and every article I have found on the web, and the piece about your home in "Interior Design" magazine, I don't feel like the design I created has a personal touch.

I would truly appreciate if you would take a few moments to let me know about some of your likes and dislikes. Perhaps colors you would avoid out of personal taste, favorite furniture style, favorite artist or artistic work, and maybe even where you spend most of your time when at home.

Thank you for any time you could give me to answer my questions.

Very truly yours,

Jamie Patterson
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Mark Pellegrino 
Location:
New Jersey, USA
Saturday, April 3, 2004 07:22 AM  Write a comment

Hello Rene! I'm in the process of planning my vacation out to KS for Easter, and I see that you are in recital at the Folly Theater, 4/13/04. I'm hoping to see you perform live again! My wife and I saw you a couple of years back up in Cape Cod, and met you both after the show at your meet and greet, then again the following morning over breakfast as we stayed at the same hotel. You were gracious and genuinely warm, which both surprised and delighted us! I love both your live and recorded performances, and look forward to seeing you next week!

Best Regards, Mark
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edward 
Location:
melbourne australia
Monday, March 29, 2004 07:19 AM  Write a comment

dear renee,

have been a grat fan for such a long time now, greatly enjoyed yr concert when i saw u in melbourne. and was lucky enough to spend a few minutes with u after the show, many thanks, hope we see u again.

quick qrys if i may on some recording information when and where did u record the following albums,

Sings American songs
Two worlds
hodknson;Chansons, i know it was in connecticut.
The faces of love

I also know u recorded a couple of tracks for the soundtracks below,
Lord of the Rings and Immortal Beloved

It was be much appricated, many thanks
Cheers Edward
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norberto lopez 
distantmusic74(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
edinburgh,uk
Saturday, March 27, 2004 07:32 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

In an inspired moment whilst I was walking, this title came to my mind, and I shall annoint you from now on as La Suprema. For you are supremely gifted, supreme in every aspect, beauty, talent, voice, stage presence, humanness, everything The Goddess of opera should have. Brava La Suprema!
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norberto lopez 
distantmusic74(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
edinburgh,uk
Friday, March 26, 2004 10:14 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

The Triumph of the Goddess of Opera. Ms Fleming took my breath away with her beauty, stage presence and of course her fabled voice. I booked the ticket last August and it was worth the wait. Her recital in Usher Hall was unforgettable and you deserved more lengthy standing ovations than that Ms. Fleming.As she sang "Ebben andro lontana...", everybody held their breaths as she exploded with her final note.Unforgettable. The encores were superb! Ms Fleming is the best, and I shall challenge other old, withered fanatics who would bring up names of dead people beware!Ms Flemning is here to stay, La Suprema shall reign! Thank you for your autographed poster Ms Fleming, I have prepared a shrine where to put it in my house. Your all-eclipsing talent is an inspiration.
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Cathy Bell 
ghamaryllis(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
Edinburgh
Wednesday, March 24, 2004 12:06 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

What a fantastic concert in Edinburgh! First time I have seen Renee. Hope it won't be the last. What patience to sign autographs for all those people after such a full on performance as well. many thanks You were superb.
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Ken Mugridge 
mugs(at)saltspring(dot)com
Location:
Salt Spring Island BC Canada
Tuesday, March 23, 2004 09:50 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

With reference to the one hour PBS documentary, recently aired.
Could someone please tell me the name of the very last song in the program that Rene sings.
Sung in German, it had English subtitles simultaneously displayed.
Thanks
Ken Mugridge
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"Anonymous RF FAN" 
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Tuesday, March 23, 2004 01:54 PM  Write a comment

OK,OK I'm a fan who really enjoyed Renee's performance as Violetta at the Met this fall. My point below was why just copy something from a newspaper for your message as if it is the last word on the subject. The NY Times isn't that good! Perhaps the copiers thought it too rude to make their own negative comments in someone's GUESTbook.
Of course everyone is entitled to their own opinion, especially in America!
What performances/repertoire of Renee's didn't measure up for you?
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Mariannne Bernhardt-Fernandez 
Location:
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Tuesday, March 23, 2004 07:06 AM  Write a comment

Bonjour,

I am a 23-years old music student from Paris/France and I would like to say something about the anonymous "RF fan(?)" (March 18th, 2004) who has been angry about 'The New York Times'.

During the past years I heard Mrs Fleming many times in the U.S., UK and at our Opra National de Paris. I am very grateful for wonderful and unforgettable moments. Of course Mrs Fleming has a beautiful voice. BUT I have seen also performances where Mrs Fleming sang and her voice was not really good.

Mrs Fleming's private homepage should be not a "Shrine of an Opera goddess" only. So, I think her fans - specially the anonymous one (March 18th, 2004) - should also learn to respect other opinions. Merci.

Yours,

Marianne
Paris/Rpublique francaise)

Despite George W. Bush I thought always the United States of America are still a democracy...
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Rob Floor 
Location:
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Monday, March 22, 2004 08:19 AM  Write a comment

Many years ago I was blown away when I entered a music shop and heard your version of the 4 last songs by Strauss. I bought the CD, although at the time I had never heard of you and since then I am one of your greatest fans!
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Marlene 
Location:
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Saturday, March 20, 2004 11:09 AM  Write a comment

My daughter and I saw you in concert last night at Symphony Hall, Birmingham (UK) and thought you were absolutely superb! I especially loved the aria from Manon, and your rendition of Somewhere over the Rainbow.

We were fortunate enough to see you when you were signing autographs but sadly did not have enough time to join the long queue of your admirers. We hope you managed to get to bed before dawn!

With best wishes
Marlene and Tracy
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Tim Thomas 
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Location:
Rugby, Warwickshire, England
Saturday, March 20, 2004 08:26 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Thankyou for signing a disk leaf on Friday at the Symphony hall, Birmingham. We had a most enjoyable time, loved in particular the puccini, the La Wally and the final Strauss. Also congratulations on the success of the Lord of the Rings. once again many many thanks.
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Dorothy 
Location:
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Friday, March 19, 2004 07:12 PM  Write a comment

I have just been to see Miss Fleming in concert at the Birmingham Symphony Hall.
What can I say, fantastic, beautiful voice, please come back next year
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Solrun Helene Krane 
solrunkrane(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
Bod in Norway
Friday, March 19, 2004 06:36 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi! I cry everytime I listen to the soundtrack "return of the king" when you are performing. Especially in track no 8, I think its called "twilight and shadow". Your voice really touch my heart, and I never get bored of it. I hope you can visit Norway sometime! You are most welcome! It would make med very happy if you responded to this mail. Yours faithfully, Solrun age 24
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Yvonne Bard 
Location:
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Friday, March 19, 2004 01:03 PM  Write a comment

Dear Ren Fleming,Thank you for a fantastic birthday present on March 6! The direct broadcast of La Traviata from N.Y. to Sweden made me unplug my phone to be able to spend the evening with you and your talented colleagues without any interruption. The way you expressed Violetta's despair in the second act (with Germont) brought tears to my eyes! What a wonderful performance! Thank you for all magic moments over the years. That voice of yours is a true miracle. Please pay a visit to Stockholm and our concert hall - the sooner the better!
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Adle Falk 
adele8705(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Kansas City, Kansas
Friday, March 19, 2004 03:10 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Sadly Ill be in Italy when you are here in Kansas City giving a performance. I gave the tickets to your concert to my voice teacher; I know shell thoroughly enjoy the show. I had the honor of meeting you, getting my picture taken with you and giving you a gift when I saw you in Thais in Chicago. You where brilliant and have always been my inspiration and role model for my own singing. When I do college auditions next fall I can only hope that one day I will be as fine a singer as you are.
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Alphonsine and Alexander Krame 
Location:
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Thursday, March 18, 2004 09:21 AM  Write a comment

SUBJECT: ARTS -
THE (HIGHS AND) LOWS OF 2003

The New York Times -
Sunday, December 28, 2003

THE LOWS / CLASSICAL MUSIC: Subway Noise and Cults of Personality

Anthony Tommasini, Bernard Holland, Allan Kozinn and Anne Midgette weigh in
on the least rewarding classical music experiences of the preceding year.

MIDGETTE Rene Fleming was one of my disappointments this year.

TOMMASINI Disappointing? Even after that "Traviata" at the Met?

MIDGETTE Yeah, even after "Traviata," although I liked it better than I
expected. But I think she's one of the most overrated figures that has come
out
this year. What she does is a little superficial, and that's the level on
which some people are extolling her.

TOMMASINI I thought she performed the role beautifully. She wasn't saying,
"I'm doing the Violetta for all times," or "I'm trying to do it differently
than anybody else, so I'm not even thinking about the great heritage of . .
."
She was saying: "I've got my take on this. I'm going to be true to myself,
and however anybody wants to stack it up against other Violettas is fine."
And
I thought the singing was quite special. I've seldom felt a role being sort
of reinvented.

HOLLAND A problem, I think, is that her approach, too, is a necessity,
because her voice is not really big enough --

TOMMASINI No, it isn't.

HOLLAND To sing Violetta in that hall. And in order to compensate for that,
she had to do all this . . . stuff.

TOMMASINI Actually, one disappointing thing to me is the cult of personality
that seems to be in resurgence, which is exemplified by Lang Lang.

RF fan:
What is your point copying this here? People who write in this guestbook are fans of Renee who love her beautiful voice, and there are plenty of us. We can read the Times too, if we want.
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Nancy Gapinski 
nonprez(at)earthlink(dot)net
Location:
San Rafael, CA
Monday, March 15, 2004 01:30 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Recently a friend loaned me a tape of a program in which Ms Fleming was in concert in Paris. I think it was filmed in 2002. The tape contained no titles and I wonder if I could get a list of those arias she sang.
I am a 78 year old woman and do not write fan mail but I have followed Ms Flemings career and believe her to be the finest soprano of our day. I have downloaded many of her recordings to my computer and while working have the pleasure of listening to 'The Beautiful Voice'.
Thank you,
Nonprez@earthlink.net
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Laura Heydt and Ryan Adams 
rosina28(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
York, PA
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 03:17 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Rene,
Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your Violetta at the Met on 3/2. It was amazing. We listened on Saturday, wishing we were there. Thanks for being so sweet whenever we meet you. We love coming to see you!!!
Laura and Ryan
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joy bunzel 
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Saturday, March 6, 2004 05:08 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Really enjoyed your Violetta at the Met today!
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Dianna Vosburg 
dianna(at)vosburg(dot)net
Location:
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Friday, March 5, 2004 07:38 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Just wanted to say that I adored Renee Fleming's singing on the LOTR soundtracks, esp. for the Return of the King. How does she do it? Does she smooth out her vibrato and "cover" the sound? Anyway, it's beautiful beyond words. Can we please have a CD (all in Elvish ) with this sort of sound?!? I would die and go straight to heaven.

Thanks! Dianna
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Simone Osborne 
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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 02:24 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I just finished watching a PBS one hour documentary on Ms. Fleming and I must say that she is without a doubt one of the most incredible musicians I have ever seen in my life. As an aspiring opera singer (I'm a soprano too!) she is an absolute role model, and simply as a strong woman with intellect, family values and a wonderful personality she amazes me. Thank you so much Ms. Fleming for being a constant source of inpiration and drive for me.
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Clemence 
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Location:
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Sunday, February 22, 2004 04:15 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Congratulations rof your website: it's great!!!
Rene is my favorite singer, and she represents all the things I would like to become as an opera singer...
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Ryan Martinez 
Amabrm(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
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Saturday, February 21, 2004 02:18 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello Renee,

You have been such an insiration to my career as a young and aspiring artist, and your voice, by way of your cd's has gotten me through many a hard time. With out you and your gift of music and the way you just make it your own I don't know where the world of Opera and Music would be. I hope to meet you one day or see you live in action. Ryan
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Ronald Myers 
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Location:
Norfolk, Virginia
Tuesday, February 17, 2004 12:40 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Ms. Fleming:
Your singing is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When will you perform again in Norfolk. I know that the Norfolk-based Virginia Opera played an important role in your early career. Also, there is much in your singing that reminds me of the "great" Leontyne Price; was she one of the singers who made an early impact on you?
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Brian Long 
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Location:
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Monday, February 16, 2004 12:35 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Listeing to Ms. Flemming makes me want to be a better singer and musician in general. I look to her as inspiration and a model. Always wanting to improve, even when she's at the top of her game. It's awesome. Points for Renee, America's Favorite Soprano.
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Susan Graham 
TheUnDiva(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Saturday, February 14, 2004 02:52 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Ms.Fleming,

I recently met the "other" Susan Graham after a performance with the DSO. It was a delightful encounter although she gave me great grief about my height, or lack thereof. <G> Besides music and Texas we also have a poodle connection (mine is Ted).

I wish you every happiness on your birthday and I hope you and SG will perform/tour/record more in the near future!

Best to you!

Susan
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Jeffri Bantz 
jmaestro(at)bellsouth(dot)net
Location:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Saturday, February 14, 2004 01:09 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Happy Birthday Renee!

Thank you for another year of triumphs and great artistry. You are a breath of fresh air in a world where integrity and greatness are a thing of the past - in singing or anything else. The highlight of my year was hearing/seeing you in Fort Lauderdale last March. Looking forward with eager anticipation to Traviata on the air. Thank you for performing programs that bring the general public back to the concert halls - in spite of critical comment. As a musician, I am suffering from the loss of the Florida Philharmonic (which accompanied you), and has now closed; what you are doing is helping to fight in our battle to bring back the arts. Your recordings are my constant companions! Thanks for the joy you bring us all!

Have a wonderful birthday - and another great year.

James:
Greate site. Thank you :)
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Ariana 
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Location:
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Friday, February 13, 2004 09:27 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RENEE!!!!!!!!!!
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Marion 
Location:
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Friday, February 13, 2004 04:13 PM  Write a comment

Wishing you a very happy birthday tomorrow - have a wonderful day.

An English admirer.
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Alberto 
alzama81(at)tiscali(dot)it
Location:
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Thursday, February 12, 2004 04:30 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi, Rene...sorry for my awful English...I don't know what to say or write...I like your voice so much...would you like some advice? Come back to Italy and make an astonishing return to La Scala... I know that some stupid people, who don't know what singing is, had a terrible behaviour against you, but You're great and will make them change idea about yourself.. bye and compliments again
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Linda Yakle 
lindayakle(at)tampadsl(dot)net
Location:
Tampa, Florida
Friday, February 6, 2004 10:53 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I have just returned from Renee's Tampa concert performance and rushed to this website to express to her my gratitude.

Thank you. Thank you for bringing us the gift of your voice. Thank you for your charming stage presence and interaction with us.

I imagine that in outposts like Tampa everywhere there are groups like that of my friends who attend whatever performances come our way, thirst for more, struggle to keep what we have alive. Thank you for tonight reminding of us of how we arrived at this love in the first place.
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Aurora 
velvetstorm(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
Buffalo, NY
Friday, February 6, 2004 10:34 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dearest Rene,

Growing up in Buffalo, it doesn't give you a lot of opportunities. Some yes, but you have to have talent and a lot of patience. Also luck, which is something that you have. I am 18 years old, and have taken voice lessons through the Villa Maria Institute of Music for the past 6 years, with A. Gryta, she is a phenominal voice teacher, and speaks very highly of you and your music. For Christmas this year, I bought your "By Request" album, and it totally blew me away. I have heard your work before, but never have I felt so relaxed and at ease when I listen to an album. When I have had my last recital, I performed "O Mio Babbino Caro," and it totally blew everyone away. Those notes are incredible and I love being "up in the clouds." I recently also did a pageant, and my talent was performing opera. That was the song I chose, and even though I did not place as a finalist, I won overall for talent. I was pleased with my work.

Right now I attend Buffalo State College for Theatre, and hopefully some day plan on attending Eastman, and Juilliard, switching my Major to Vocal Performance. When I read that you had attended both schools, it was even more reason for me to go. If you can do it, then so can I. One day I hope to achieve your status, and I will work extremely hard to get there. Have a wonderful day!! Thank you for being an inspiration!

Love,
Aurora
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Ron Chen 
brwntrt(at)attbi(dot)com
Location:
Montana
Sunday, February 1, 2004 08:34 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Ms. Fleming,

I recently had the opportunity to listen to you perform on the Lord of the Ring's Return of the King soundtrack. Your performance was otherworldly and I daresay you managed to capture the mood of the film. My sister and brother-in-law admire you greatly and I can see why. Will you be performing in San Francisco or Seattle at some point? I would like to see you perform.

Ron Chen
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Jessie Warbel 
luckiejunior(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Surprise, Arizona
Thursday, January 29, 2004 07:50 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Ms. Renee I must say taht your music is inspiring and beautiful! I must admit that I didn't even know who you were until a man that I work with told me about you! Thank you very much for be ing beautiful and singing beautiful music!

Jessie Warbel
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Marion 
Location:
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Thursday, January 29, 2004 02:36 PM  Write a comment

Dear Renee,

A recent message in your Guestbook asks that you sing Marietta's Lied when you come to Birmingham on March 19. I, too, will be in the audience and would LOVE to hear you sing it as it is one of my favourites - perhaps as an encore please?

Very best wishes, and thanks for all the pleasure you give us.

Marion
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Rachel Currie 
racurrie(at)indiana(dot)edu
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Wednesday, January 28, 2004 06:13 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee, you rock. Thanks for doing it all.
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Lewis K. Roberts 
lkmallards(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
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Monday, January 26, 2004 05:03 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello Renee,

My wife [Pat] and I are really looking forward to hearing you sing on March 19 2004 at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. [Our seats are in the choir, row A]

I'm sure that your repertoire for the evening is already decided upon. However, I do love to hear you sing Korngold's Marietta.

Yours with kind regards,


Lewis and Pat
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Andrea 
per(dot)Andrea(at)post(dot)cz
Location:
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Sunday, January 25, 2004 06:38 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello Rene,
Im sorry, my english is terrible. Im from Prag and I was the last year in november at your performance in Smetanas Hall.. That was my biggest wish to see you "on my owens eyes" you are such an inspiration for me, Im 20 years old and Im singing coloratura soprano.. I love your singing, your Rusalka is the better then czech singers! I was weeping over all recital.. your Bel canto is the best and you must know, that in all Czech republic is the big problem to hear it, here is only a little teachers, which know the Bel canto, sing the Bel canto and are teaching Bel canto..
tahnk for everything and I hope you will come again to Czech Republic.
And the song in Lord of the ring is wery good.
Thank you, that you are
Andrea
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Amelia Ross 
gibblegum(at)earthlink(dot)net
Location:
Kajakistan
Friday, January 23, 2004 11:31 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Thank you for the music. You know who this is, and I love you very much.

Love,
Amelia xoxo
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Amelia Ross 
aaaaa(at)aaa(dot)aaa
Location:
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Friday, January 23, 2004 11:26 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

You so totally rock, dude!

Big time RF fan.:
You're so right, she's the best!
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Roberta Walter Goodman 
Roberta_W_Goodman(at)msn(dot)com
Location:
Nashville, TN 37205
Thursday, January 22, 2004 10:16 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Ms. Fleming,

My father, Ben Walter, is one of your biggest fans and has been for years. He and my mother have traveled every year from Nashville to hear you sing in Chicago and/or New York. They have every one of your CDs.

I would love to be able to give him an autographed picture of you for his 74th birthday (March 15). I know he would consider it among his most prized possessions.

Please let me know what I should do to obtain such a picture.

Thank you so much,
Roberta W. Goodman
Roberta_W_Goodman@msn.com
106 Adams Park
Nashville, TN 37205
615-383-0452
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Jesse Vallejo 
jcvrn(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
Dallas, TX USA
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 10:16 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I am new to this style of music and now I have found an entire new world. Renee is an angel!
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Bob Fisher 
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Location:
Asheville, North Carolina
Wednesday, January 14, 2004 09:11 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I listen to three arias to soothe my nerves and relax:

Eben?.........from La Wally
Casta Diva from Norma
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Helen 
Location:
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Wednesday, January 14, 2004 07:59 PM  Write a comment

When you sing, I believe in God.

Erwin Inderau:
I also do !

ERwin Inderau

erwin_inderau@web.de
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Judy Irwin 
irwinjpa(at)yahoo(dot)com
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Tuesday, January 13, 2004 02:24 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee,

I am relatively new to hearing about you and your wonderful voice.

I am a fan of Lord of the Rings and was listening to the third soundtrack, when I heard your voice. I was so awestruck with the beauty and clear tones of which you sing. I had to find out who the voice was that sang so beautifully. I just wanted to let you know that hearing your voice sent chills down my spine with how clearly you hit every single note and with the range at which you sing.

I am so glad that I discovered that you were the voice singing and am looking to purchase some of your CD's. I hope more and more people discover what a wonderful singer you are. I only wish that I heard about you sooner.

Hopefully, I can see you in concert soon. Please let me know via email if you plan on returning to Philadelphia, PA anytime soon.

Sincerely,

Judy Irwin
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Guinevere 
nicknick168(at)msn(dot)com
Location:
Columbia, MD
Sunday, January 11, 2004 05:54 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi, I recently bought the soundtrack to the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, and it listed you as one of the soloists in the soundtrack. You sang in, Twilight and Shadow, The End of All Things, and The Return of the King. I was REALLY impressed by your singing talent and also the fact that you had to sing ELVISH which is really difficult. Best wishes to your career!
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Pamela Jacquet Davis, MD 
physicianexec(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
Scottsdale. Arizona USA
Tuesday, January 6, 2004 11:44 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee,

Thank you so much for a fantastic radio broadcast with my dad, Illinois Jacquet. Many of my friends listened via the Internet all over the country. I look forward to seeing you at the Met this year.

I hope you seriously pursue performing with my dad - it was very special.

Regards,

Pam Jacquet Davis, MD
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Lee Wilson 
LRW1974(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
phoenix AZ
Tuesday, January 6, 2004 07:52 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Ms. Fleming is incredible. Her voice is heavenly and her wholesome beauty intoxicates me.
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Laura Heydt 
Rosina28(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
York , Pennsylvania
Sunday, January 4, 2004 09:18 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Rene,
I was so nice to speak with you again on New Years Eve. We couldn't have imagined a better way to spend the evening. You were sensationl! We're looking forward to seeing you soon!
Best wishes,
Laura Heydt and Ryan Adams
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Leon Harris 
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Sunday, January 4, 2004 12:27 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Recently, on the Web Jazz Newsgroup, there was a brief discussion of a performance of Ms. Fleming's with jazz Saxophone Player Illinois Jacquet. I was wndering whether Ms Fleming has recorded any "lighter" (GASB-Type) Repertoire?
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Donna Decker 
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Location:
Perry, Ohio
Tuesday, December 30, 2003 08:36 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I received one of your CD's for Christmas and am enjoying it and sharing it with those in my office. I was a freshman at CCHS when you were a senior (nee Edwards). Remember 4H club at the Court's???
Congratulations...I hope you'll be in the Cleveland area sometime!
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kms250 
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Location:
Stow, Ohio
Monday, December 29, 2003 03:03 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee,

What a magnificent performance at Carnegie Hall December 11, 2003! The concert was truly everything we (my wife, youngest daughter and myself) expected and more! Your work is magnificent and is in a class by itself! btw, it was very nice to hear some more popular music too!

Fortunately an older lady was sitting next to me during the concert. She told me that she had never been to an opera concert and was a regular subscriber to Carnegie Hall. We spoke about some of the finer music strengths your have (especially total dominance in the upper vocal range). I can tell you that she was totally awed by your performance and she indicated she would make it point to see you again!

In addition, she also told me about the extreme heartache and personal tradegy you had in your life to further persue music. You have my total dedication and respect. One has to do what is right in their heart and soul and these choices are never easy.

I am going to have to make it a point to come to your performance in Columbus, Ohio, as it is only a 3 hour drive from where I live and I already drive 4-8 hours a week to perform church music anyway.

I also showed my church choir the signed CD from the concert and they were absolutely amazed! They now think I'm some "celebrity" but I did tell them it was worth the wait just to see and speak with you for just a moment!

There's so much more I can say but this is a guestbook and I'll just end it with a heartfeldt "thank you" for being yourself, Renee.
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Ashley Daniel 
most_wanted1985(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
Southfield, Michigan
Wednesday, December 17, 2003 10:53 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

From all the folks who i've heard sing Ave Maria...you sing it the best...and i've heard alot, thanks

Ashley
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Jim Adams 
jenja629(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
Bethalto, IL (near St. Louis)
Tuesday, December 16, 2003 09:24 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee,

Thanks so much for using your talents to bring such enjoyment to opera lovers like me. I am not able to get to the major opera houses, but with vhs and dvd recordings I have the next best thing.

I recently purchased a copy of your performance of Manon on dvd. It is such a beautiful performance. Please continue to record whenever you have a chance.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Sincerely,

Jim Adams
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holly bolton 
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Location:
memphis, tennessee
Sunday, December 14, 2003 09:22 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

thank you for being an inspiration to so many young sopranos. you are to be admired for your beauty, your vocal ability, and your interpretation of each character you portray. you truly are an american treasure. god bless.
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Rodger L. Besley 
rlbuofp(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Phoenix, AZ USA
Sunday, December 14, 2003 01:02 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I am listening to the Lord of the Rings: Return of the King soundtrack and enjoying it. I have all three soundtracks and see you listed as the featured performer. I would like to say how much I love your singing on this movie and soundtrack. Your voice has such power and purity. Thank you for helping make the movies and music and dear to me as the books.
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Pat Degen/Beth Dinice 
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Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, December 10, 2003 10:55 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Had a wonderful time at the concert Tuesday night. The Christmas caroles were great. Thanks for the opportunity to sing with you....
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Mary Budzik 
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Location:
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Tuesday, December 9, 2003 01:29 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Ms. Fleming: Back in the 80s I was a neighbor of yours on Bennett Avenue in New York. We shared dog walking...you had
your little old setter, Bessie, and I had
a Gordon Setter, Nora. You gave me a ticket to your first performance in La Boheme at Juilliard...I still have a setter! I am so happy you achieved your dream.
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Dr. Sandra L. Mathias 
jmath27(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Saturday, December 6, 2003 10:00 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee,

I tried to send a direct e-mail from the website, but it would not connect with my service, so I am sending this message via the guestbook. I will also send a letter to the addresses listed on the contact page.

I am excited that you will be coming to Columbus, Ohio in April! I am looking forward to hearing you in a live performance. I am doubly excited to hear and hopefully meet another student from Churchville-Chili Senior High School, who pursued a successful career in music!

I am a 1961 graduate of Churchville-Chili High and attended SUNY at Fredonia. I was fortunate to be on the first Teen Board that the Eastman School of Music formed in the early 60's. I also studied voice there during the summers. Knowing that I was interested in teaching music, rather than performing, I attended college at SUNY Fredonia.

Since that time, I have continued my musical studies at Indiana University, received a Masters degree with Orff Emphasis from Ball State University, a Ph.D. in Mus. Ed. from The Ohio State University, and a Kodly Certificate from the Kodly Center of America.

Since 1979 I have been teaching at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio where I direct the Women's Chorus, teach vocal methods courses, and oversee The Kodly Institute at Capital and a semester abroad program at the Zoltn Kodly Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemt, Hungary. I am currently serving as the President of the Organization of American Kodly Educators.

In addition to my work at the university, I am also the Artistic Director of the Columbus Children's Choir - The Voice of the City. We have 7 choirs for young singers. I conduct the touring choir: New World Singers.

When I first learned that you also went to Churchville-Chili High School, I was excited, pleasantly surprised, and honored. While I am certainly not the internationally-known performer that you are, I think it is interesting that this music educator and an internationally-acclaimed artist came from the same, small school! I have no idea of the number in your graduating class, but in 1961, it was 83! My mentor at that time was William Halligan, the band director. I played saxophone and bassoon during high school, as well as sang. However, it was not until college and beyond that my voice really began to develop to present recitals and solo roles.

I was fortunate to sing in the opera chorus at Chautauqua during the summer of 1965, where I met my husband, also a musician.

I have let 'the powers that be' in Columbus know of my high school connection to you. I thought it might give them an additional publicity twist. I am so hoping that we might be able to meet when you come to Columbus in April. We live downtown in an old, restored Victorian home that was built in 1880. I offer my home as a guest respite for you, but realize that you might prefer a hotel. Just know that it is available.

I like to think, that in addition to all of your hard work to achieve your successful career, that I left some special musical inspirations and 'genes' in the CCHS music room for you! (ha-ha!)

I am truly looking forward to your visit, the prospect of meeting you, and hopefully a reply.

Sincerely,
Sandra L. Mathias
27 Hoffman Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43205-1247
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Christine Bruso 
cbruso(at)aethersystems(dot)com
Location:
United States, Massachusetts
Tuesday, December 2, 2003 02:52 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Please read my regular email, forgot to sign up first!
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Jan Jaluvka 
jaluvka(at)acncanada(dot)net
Location:
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Sunday, November 30, 2003 05:38 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Ms. Fleming
Your performances, both live and recorded, provide so much joy and inspiration.
Your recorded performance of Korngold's Marietta's Lied from Die Tote Stadt remains among my all time favourites.
I hope you will undertake a complete recording of this rarely-performed but beautiful opera.
Wishing you continued success,
Jan Jaluvka
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David Stasney 
granddukedavid(at)msn(dot)com
Location:
Philadelphia
Friday, November 28, 2003 12:10 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Looking forward to hearing Ms.Fleming once again in Philadelphia on December 9th, 2003 at the Kimmel Center - Last time she was here in Philadelphia, even with a cold she was sublime - What are the chances of getting an autograph following the performance? Would love to add you to my collection of Leontyne Price(3 times), Dawn Upshaw, Roberta Peters and Carol Vaness - Please let us know if it is possible . . .Sincere thanks - David
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Rose (again) 
Location:
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Sunday, November 23, 2003 04:29 PM  Write a comment

Ms Fleming,

I saw your buddy Susie Graham for the first time ever singing at the Barbican last week. She was Erika in Barber's Vanessa, beautiful man, made me cry buckets, one of the most talented lyrics ever!! Anyway, it made me think, when are you two gonna come back to Blighty and do a double act again??? If we can't get Rosenkavalier AFTER the one coming up at CG what about Alcina or Clemenza? You would rock as Vitellia! Anything man, the phone directory if you want, just come back and do a whole production. We need you over here!
We got in a load of the new Rusalka DVD with you and Diadkova (the human foghorn!!) at work last week (it's an opera shop). It's so popular! How much does that production rule!!! Looks great, sounds great, brava diva!
Hope to see you at the Southbank, much love, Rose xxx
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Rhonda 
Location:
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Thursday, November 20, 2003 10:13 PM  Write a comment

Hi Cousin!
Haven't seen a "family" message in a while. I figured I would write and say hello. It was great seeing you at the reunion, hope to see you at the next one! We love ya! Keep up the fantastic work!
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Justin Trifiro 
jj4785(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location:
Wethersfield, CT
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 08:49 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee,

We met briefly at the Borders on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, January 2003. You were wrapping up Thais with Lyric and doing a quick Q & A. I presented you with 'The Beautiful Voice' and you so graciously signed and offered regards. I want again to thank you for the daily impact you have had on my life. Your reading of the aria from Rusalka is currently carrying me through an extremely tumultuous time in my personal life. You are my inspiration.

Love entirely, Justin M. Trifiro
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Sebastian Petit 
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Location:
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Monday, November 10, 2003 09:39 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

You don't mention the exciting new issues of various live recordings and DVDs which are coming out now. These include "Manon" from Paris on both DVD and CD; "Rusalka" (also from Paris) on DVD and "Otello" from the Met (with Domingo and Morris circa 1995) Since there are so few DVDs of Renee the above must count as good news. The Met batch also includes 3 DVDs with Ben Heppner ("Tristan", "Meistersinger" and "Fidelio")

Sebastian
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Helene 
hpfitz(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
New York
Thursday, November 6, 2003 07:57 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi! I hope that all is well with you. :)
Your sweet spirit is a bright shining inspiration for me! I thank you for being true to who you are (to the core of your inner-self)- all of the genuine heart-felt love fills the air with your kind heart and expresses itself through your divine gift. This is present in your being, in all- the voice and the person. Dale speaks highly of you- can you believe- he lives below me- in the basement! How funny is that! I am lucky to have met him, (and he is very gracious with letting me borrow his records! =)...I was overjoyed to borrow his LP of Eleanor Steber singing Knoxville...oh my...how glorious that recording is. I wonder if you love listening to Claudia Muzio- she is a precious gem, her rendition of 'Sorgi, o padre' brings tears to my eyes. A friend of mine informed me that you will be singing Rossini's 'Semiramide'! Congrats! The bel canto rep. is what I love, (and my long-term goal is to specialize in this rep too. :) I am glad that you are doing more bel canto works. I wish that 'Rosmonda D'Inghelterra' could one day be performed at the MET! (Now that would be fantastic!) =) I wanted to go to the Benefit but I am a hard-working-surviving-singer myself, and the tickets are too expensive- so hopefully I can meet with you one day, and give you a hug! :) If you are ever in the area- and you visit Dale- please stop by upsatirs and say Hello! :) All the best, Helene ;)
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jie da 
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Location:
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Wednesday, November 5, 2003 08:17 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

BEST WISHES TO MY FAVORITES SOPRANO OF OUR TIME FROM A STUDENT IN MUSIK HOCHSCHULE COLONGNE
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mary mann 
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Location:
mpls, mn.
Tuesday, November 4, 2003 09:34 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee:
I feel like so many others about you and your incredible gift of voice. Your lovliness and warm beauty is stunning and shines in your personality. You and I have a wondeful young boy soporano we both know. He was in the title role of "The Little Prince" and met you while in Houston. He spoke very highly of you. I have had the pleasure of singing with him in Mpls. I am a soprano and I've even been told I look like you, which is an incredible compliment in itself. Thank you for sharing your beauty of song and your presence. I hope to meet you some day. So if you see a woman who looks a lot like you (I'm a little older) and is crying when she meets you, it'll be me. You've given a world of music to the music world.

Your biggest fan...Mary
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Marcelo D. Durazzo 
mddurazzo(at)aol(dot)com
Location:
So Paulo, SP, Brazil
Monday, November 3, 2003 11:55 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Rene,

Congratulations for this new DVD of yours together whith Bryn Terfel. Despite any other track, your performence on Lehr's arias are outstanding.

Best regards,

M D Durazzo
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Amol Karve 
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Location:
Richmond, VA
Monday, November 3, 2003 04:37 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee - You must give your VA fans a more direct sampling of your genius - I heard you the first time in Two Worlds and was totally stunned - cannot wait to see a live performance!

Best wishes,
Amol
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Greg Diercks 
gregory(dot)j(dot)diercks(at)accenture(dot)co
Location:
chicago
Monday, November 3, 2003 04:27 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi! I understand you are going to be singing at Lyric Opera of Chicago's 50th Anniversary Gala. Yea!

If you are taking requests <grin> I'd like to request that you sing "Ain't it a Pretty Night." For as long as I live I remember you on stage at the Lyric, on opening night, making your debut. It was magical!

Thanks!

Greg
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andrea rodriguez 
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Location:
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Sunday, November 2, 2003 05:48 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I just wanted to tell you that I think you sing beautifully. I am currently 7 1/2 months preg. and when my baby girl starts to get restless, we listen to you and she calms down. I am going to have to try this after she is born. I have an expected due date on 1/06/04. I'll be sure to have a cd ready at the hospitol so she will be comfortable!

Thanks Renee for making the air waves lovely. ;)

Andrea and (baby-Alexandra) Rodriguez.
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Frank Eliseo 
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Location:
West Harrison, New York
Thursday, October 30, 2003 10:32 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee,
I have all your recordings, but last night I heard you live at the Met.
You are everything I could ever want to hear.
Continue sucess and may I give you all my Love,
Frank
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Pirooz Aghssa 
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Location:
Ann Arbor, MI
Saturday, October 25, 2003 11:24 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Seeing and hearing Renee Fleming as Thais in Chicago last year was one of the high points of my life....i have all of her CDs and am well familiar with her glorious voice, but nothing prepared me for the moment when I heard that voice in the theatre...my heart stood still and I started to weep because of the visceral impact of Renee's artistry.
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Rose 
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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 03:18 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi, wonderful site.

Out of the hundreds of soprano's I've heard (both live and on recordings) Renee possesses one of the most beautiful, rich and emotive voices I've had the good fortune to hear. Seeing her as Rusalka at Covent Garden was one of my finest evenings at the opera. I am hoping to have a career in opera myself and can honestly say Renee's conciencious, thoughtful and dedicated professionalism have been so valuble and inspiring. Thankyou Renee, I am truly grateful. x
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Steven Lohlein 
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Location:
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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 10:24 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee, it was a pleasure to see and hear you again last evening (Traviata - October 21, 2003). Your Potsdam buddies
had a great time at the MET.
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John Beck 
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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 04:15 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Keep on . . . .
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Evan Douglas Bennett 
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Location:
Springfield, Missouri
Monday, October 20, 2003 10:07 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I would just like to say that I idolize singers like Renee because her accomplishments are similar to my dreams for the future.
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Susan Loutsion 
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Monday, October 20, 2003 02:31 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee, You were brilliant in La Traviata. This performance Friday, October 17 was the musical highlight of our lives. We specifically came to New York just to see you...thank you for an absolutely glorious evening.
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riley 
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Location:
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Sunday, October 19, 2003 08:07 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I just saw you sing at the world series, your voice is great.
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Jon Doe 
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Sunday, October 19, 2003 08:03 PM  Write a comment

Dear Renee,

Do you really not know the words to the "Star Spangled Banner" or were you just nervous? Was that a cheat sheet on your hand?
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Alice 
azgigi(at)uclink(dot)berkeley(dot)edu
Location:
Berkeley, California
Friday, October 17, 2003 03:25 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee,

If only you knew how you have impacted my life. It was when I saw your performance as Countessa Almaviva in Le Nozze Di Figaro at the Met (with Bryan Terfel and Cecilia Bartoli) that I fell in love with opera. This was several years ago when I was only a high school student. I learned how to sing by listening to your recordings. Now, I am singing the lead role in Handel's Ariodante at UC Berkeley with Jonathan Kuhner (I think you have worked with him in the past) and I just want to thank you for all the inspiration that you have given me. You truly have una voce bellissima! I am looking forward to seeing you in Rusalka at the Met next spring.

Best,
Alice

*:
Bryn* Terfel
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Bill Jorgensen 
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Location:
Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida
Tuesday, October 14, 2003 10:25 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

No words can describe the essence of Ms. Fleming's achievements.
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Jorge Orlando Arango Alvarez 
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Location:
Medellin (Colombia)
Thursday, October 9, 2003 04:43 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Renee Fleming... posee el timbre de Kiri Te Kanawa, la potencia de Leontyne Price, el fraseo musical de Elisabeth Schwarzkopf... y la magia escenica de Maria Callas... Es una artista indiscutible.
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Jorge Orlando Arango Alvarez 
jorgorange(at)hotmail(dot)com
Location:
Medellin (Colombia)
Thursday, October 9, 2003 04:32 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Cuando uno escucha o ve actuar a Renee Fleming... No existen los superlativos para alabarla. Ella es sencillamente espectacular
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lou barretta 
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Location:
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Thursday, October 9, 2003 11:12 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

The new album is beyond words. The beauty of your voice is reflected in it over and over. One of your best to date.Thank you. Lou
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kms250 
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Location:
Stow, OH
Sunday, October 5, 2003 11:51 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

My family and I are going to New York City for vacation in mid-December and I am so elated that you'll be performing at Carnegie Hall Dec 11th! What perfect timing as that'll be our first day in the big apple and what a night it's going to be, there's no finer musical concert I could think to go to...Renee, you're so beautiful in your work and your hard work and persistance truly shows. I can't wait to see and hear you perform! My heart's already racing just thinking about it!
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penny ferguson 
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Location:
south san francisco, ca.
Friday, October 3, 2003 08:04 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

As a 64 year old grandmother, the soul needs additional refurbishment and Ms. Fleming, as the greatest voice this country has produced, helps so to feed the soul's needs...my love of opera began at age 12 with Lanza and to finish my years with the great Fleming is like a lifetime achievement and a banquet...
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Jennifer Holmes 
holmes77(at)email(dot)com
Location:
Albany, NY
Wednesday, October 1, 2003 09:13 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee,

I've been an avid admirer of yours since I attended your alma matter, the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.
I graduated from Crane in 2001, and while I was there, I missed your performance due to a mix up with tickets at the school box office. I've been very dissapointed ever since. However, I am going to be attending your performance of La Traviata on October 11th. I wanted to let you know how much my friends and I are looking foward to your performance, and we humbly request an opportunity to meet with you and to receive an autograph!
Your voice and your music are a great source of joy and entertainment for my friends and me, and such an opportunity would be an event that we would cherish forever!!

Yours truly,
Jennifer E. Holmes
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ANGEL RODRIGUEZ 
ANGELWILLIE02(at)YAHOO(dot)COM
Location:
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Tuesday, September 30, 2003 10:38 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

BEST WISHES
TANTI AUGURI
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Nicole De Sapio 
Location:
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Monday, September 29, 2003 03:24 PM  Write a comment

Dear Miss Fleming:

You are and always will be one of my favorite sopranos. Last night, I was rewatching parts of your Donna Anna in the Met telecast of DON GIOVANNI. This surely must be one of your greatest performances ever. Your "Or sai chi l'onore" is one of the best examples I know of a singer conveying intense drama while singing beautifully (your tone is white-hot), and your "Non mi dir" is deeply moving as well as beautiful. I will always treasure this video, along with your Countess in the Met FIGARO -- another great performance. I also plan to buy more of your CDs (I already have "Mozart Arias" and "Great Opera Scenes" and play them over and over -- I can't wait to hear "Bel Canto" and your self-titled "Renee Fleming" CD.) I eagerly await your Met broadcast Violetta...
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geo Savatovich 
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Location:
Florida
Friday, September 26, 2003 04:04 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Total Class! Voice Of An Angel!
See You In Tampa! Oh, Keep The New
Hairstlye! Absolutly Stunning!
Take Care!
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Donnie Pelletier 
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Location:
Vista,CA.
Wednesday, September 24, 2003 01:15 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Renee, I saw your performance on The Today Show on 9/24.I was very moved.As a singer/songwriter, I was very humbled by your performance.Being from San Diego,I don`t come across to many operas on my daily travels.I have never even been to one.I would like to see a live performance.Are you ever going to be in southern california? I would like to take my family for the experience.
Thank you for the good feelings you create through your beautiful voice,
Donnie Pelletier
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Wendy Sims 
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Location:
Raleigh, NC
Tuesday, September 23, 2003 12:44 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Ms. Fleming,

I was recently assigned a project in my Interior Design class to create a retreat home for a celebrity of my choice, and that you be you. I was first introduced to your work through my first major - vocal music. I have read articles about you and always have found you inspiring, not only in your career and ablility, but also by your demeanor and great poise. I would greatly appreciate any help that you might feel appropriate towards this project.

Thank you,
Wendy Sims
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joshua 
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Location:
san francisco
Saturday, September 20, 2003 10:16 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

thank you for 'by request'. it made me remember why i first fell in love with your voice. i have been eagrly awaiting the release for your interpretation of 'e strano...'as a tase before i come to hear you in november at the Met, what seems to be a yearly birthday tradition as i saw you in Il Pirata last year....the Traviaita aria was stunning, with so many glorious details and which bore your personal trademarks. The staccato on mysteriouso...STUNNING! and as always your inherent musicality was evident. my only question is why didn't you take the high note at the end? surely it is in your range as you have hit much highe notes in Thais. I know that many soprannos have chosen 'not to go there' such as monsterat caballe and angella gherorgiou, but i was surprised that you didn't. would love some insight as to why and maybe in live performance....one can hope. brava! bella donna
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Jessica 
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Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Monday, September 15, 2003 02:10 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Rene,
I am starting my senior year as a vocal major at Otterbein College in Westerville. I just want to tell you what an inspiration you have been for me. I see aspects of myself in you, and that gives me hope that I will be successful in the opera field. Thank you for sharing your beautiful voice with the world.
Sincerely,
Jessica
P.S. I will be at your recital in Columbus in April 2004.
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dan darkstream 
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Location:
east meadow,ny
Monday, September 15, 2003 12:55 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

think you have a beautiful voice and can't wait to see you in "La Traviata" at the Met. Am going to send a sase to M.L.Falcone requesting your autographed photo for my collection of great stars.Thank you for sharing you voice with us. Your fan,Dan
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Phyllis Gould 
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North Carolina
Monday, September 15, 2003 12:24 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Thank you for a wonderful concert at Tanglewood last month. As much as I enjoyed the Strauss, I would love even better to hear you sing Schubert in person. Do you have any Schubert lieder programmed in upcoming recitals or concerts?
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anita berger 
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Tuesday, September 9, 2003 11:27 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

My fifth grade students have been invited to attend your dress rehearsal at the MET on 9/25. They are very excited about seeing and hearing you perform Violetta. I was wondering if there was any possibility of meeting you while we are at the performance. It would really make their day! (I am a former opera singer - graduated from Ithaca College & Manhattan Sch. of Music) and our school (mostly Chinese students) really love opera and are part of the Met's Program "Creating Original Opera" for the past few years.
Mrs. Berger - P.S. 105K Vocal Music Teacher
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Larry Swogger 
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Monday, September 8, 2003 06:25 PM  Write a comment

My favorite recording of yours is Rusalka. I listen to it all the time. Have you recorded Il Pirata yet? I cant get the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts so I havent heard it.
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Dominic Lam 
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Monday, September 8, 2003 08:56 AM  Write a comment

Does the new album by Renee "My Request" be available in Hong Kong?
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Monika 
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Location:
Poland
Friday, September 5, 2003 08:37 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Best Greeting for You Renee!!! I miss You all!!! Thousand kisses.