Renée Fleming

Creative Consultant at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming

Creative Consultant at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Biography

Creative Consultant

World-renowned American soprano Renée Fleming became Lyric Opera's first-ever creative consultant in December 2010. At that time she was elected to the Board of Directors as a vice president, and three years later she was named adviser to the Ryan Opera Center. She takes an active leadership role in the development of new programs that increase opera audiences and awareness of the art form while sharing in Lyric's artistic vision.

Among Fleming's most significant projects have been:

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serving as curator of Jimmy López's Bel Canto, Lyric's tenth new-opera commission, premiered during in 2015;

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initiating the relationship between Lyric and The Second City, a collaboration that has resulted in two cabaret productions, The Second City Guide to the Opera and Longer! Louder! Wagner!;

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spearheading Chicago Voices, a ground-breaking Lyric Unlimited initiative during 2016 and 2017 that engaged audiences through participatory arts experiences and dynamic cross-genre programming. Fleming was Artistic Director, as well as a featured artist, for the Chicago Voices Gala at the Lyric Opera House on February 4, 2017.

Throughout her tenure, Fleming has been instrumental in expanding Lyric's education and community-engagement activities. In addition to Chicago Voices, these include a joint program with several key community music organizations: the Vocal Partnership Program, devoted to finding and nurturing young, talented singers in the Chicago area. The program has involved children and young adults at the Merit School of Music, ChiARTS, Gallery 37 Advanced Arts Education Program, and Chicago Academy for the Arts. Fleming champions the expansion of arts education in the Chicago Public School system, as National Cultural Ambassador for the Chicago Public Schools Arts Education Plan. In addition, she has actively encouraged further development of Lyric's young-professionals initiative, which takes opera into the workplace and provides entry-level experiences for the curious adult.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Wolfensohn Fund Management LP

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Founder at National Academy Foundation

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General Director Emeritus at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Executive Director & Artistic Director at Carnegie Hall Corporation

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Music Director & Principal Conductor at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Director, Finance at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Director & Vice President at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Chief Financial & Administrative Officer at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Deputy General Director & Chief Operating Officer at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Artist Spokesperson
2017 - Current

TO ADVANCE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE BENEFITS OF MUSIC THERAPY AND INCREASE ACCESS TO QUALITY MUSIC THERAPY SERVICES IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD.

Creative Consultant
2010 - Current

Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the world’s great opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and financial strength. Founded in 1954, Lyric has always distinguished itself by presenting the finest international singers, conductors, directors, and designers in classic and less-familiar operatic repertoire and in world-premiere productions.

Distinguished Visiting Artist
2016 - Prior

The Eastman School of Music is a music conservatory located in Rochester, New York. The Eastman School is a professional school within the University of Rochester. It was established in 1921 by industrialist and philanthropist George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company.

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Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the world’s great opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and financial strength. Founded in 1954, Lyric has always distinguished itself by presenting the finest international singers, conductors, directors, and designers in classic and less-familiar operatic repertoire and in world-premiere productions.

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Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the world’s great opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and financial strength. Founded in 1954, Lyric has always distinguished itself by presenting the finest international singers, conductors, directors, and designers in classic and less-familiar operatic repertoire and in world-premiere productions.

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