Renee Fleming

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Renee Fleming

Renee Fleming

I don't want to be somebody who stands still and sings pretty. Each song is a world. Each song is a story. I don't achieve nearly what I want.More Renee Fleming [09/03/2011 03:09:24]
I listen to archival and historic recordings. I love watching singers. I learned a lot from watching videos.More Renee Fleming [09/03/2011 03:09:30]
I want to keep my voice young, with nothing heavy.More Renee Fleming [09/03/2011 03:09:36]
I've always been inspired by artists who have shown musical and intellectual curiosity and the courage to take risks.More Renee Fleming [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Everybody's a work in progress. I'm a work in progress. I mean, I've never arrived... I'm still learning all the time.More Renee Fleming [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Being steeped in the process of learning and exploring keeps me from becoming too nervous. Partly it's about not getting bored.More Renee Fleming [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Learning operatic roles is ongoing, and I find that I can learn on the train or subway, during a manicure, getting my hair done, and even while driving if I only look at the score at red lights.More Renee Fleming [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I've spent hours and hours doing research into Appalachian folk music. My grandfather was a fiddler. There is something very immediate, very simple and emotional, about that music.More Renee Fleming [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I have had a very difficult time with stage fright it undermines your well-being and peace of mind, and it can also threaten your livelihood.More Renee Fleming [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I think opera has gained a kind of glamorous appeal. It's a live performance that aligns all of the arts, and when it is represented in the media, in film in particular, it is presented as something that is really a special event, whether it's a great date or something that's just hugely romantic.More Renee Fleming [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
For years, I had no time for exploratory travel.More Renee Fleming [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Having to travel so much plays havoc with your personal life.More Renee Fleming [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Every singer eventually gets around to a Christmas disc.More Renee Fleming [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Everybody's a work in progress. I'm a work in progress. I mean, I've never arrived... I'm still learning all the time.More Renee Fleming [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Being steeped in the process of learning and exploring keeps me from becoming too nervous. Partly it's about not getting bored.More Renee Fleming [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have a certain image that's more classic, and I'm happy to stay out of the fray.More Renee Fleming [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have had a very difficult time with stage fright; it undermines your well-being and peace of mind, and it can also threaten your livelihood.More Renee Fleming [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have not changed with the accomplishments. I've remained the same. If I had changed, great. You know, but I haven't.More Renee Fleming [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was always a very good student.More Renee Fleming [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
At this stage in my career, I don't have to take any big risks. You want to take a calculated risk, not one that leads to people saying 'yes, but there was that one time when she made that big mistake.' It's always a shame when that happens, especially if you've gotten by for decades without anything hugely tragic.More Renee Fleming [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've spent hours and hours doing research into Appalachian folk music. My grandfather was a fiddler. There is something very immediate, very simple and emotional, about that music.More Renee Fleming [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Because everything about the voice interests me, I felt it would be fascinating to learn a completely different style of singing.More Renee Fleming [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Certainly, jazz has become more of a niche, which is surprising, because it's our music. It's the national music of America.More Renee Fleming [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Contrary to the norm, as my technique improved my voice became higher.More Renee Fleming [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every singer eventually gets around to a Christmas disc.More Renee Fleming [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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