A regular performer on the world's grandest stages, international opera superstar Renée Fleming's radiant voice and compelling artistry will soon be heard for the first time in the heart of the American West--Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Program to run gamut from opera arias to Broadway show tunes.
GTMF Music Director Donald Runnicles invited his long-time collaborator to perform as part of a special, gala event at Walk Festival Hall tonight, July 29 at 7pm--an invitation Ms. Fleming happily accepted. Guest conductor Edo de Waart leads the Festival Orchestra for this concert at the request of Maestro Runnicles who will be appearing at the Proms in London with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Joining Ms. Fleming on stage is the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra. This unique ensemble, which is brought together each summer by Maestro Runnicles, is comprised of leading orchestral musicians from North America's top orchestras, the nation's finest orchestra of this kind.
Tickets for this gala event are $85 and go on sale June 2 at 10am. They can be purchased at GTMF.org or by calling 307-733-1128. Tickets include a complimentary beverage at intermission. Advanced purchase is highly recommended.
Ms. Fleming, known for her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence, has appeared in concert and in operas on every major stage in the world. Ms. Fleming is among a handful of classical artists who have transcended her art to reach millions of adoring fans worldwide. A frequent performer at high profile events, Ms. Fleming was the first classical artist to sing at a Super Bowl (2014), performed at the Beijing Olympics (2008), and sang on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee Concert for HM Queen Elizabeth II. Fans of the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series also know her as a charismatic, charming host to these lavish, big screen productions.
GTMF presents exhilarating musical experiences, and reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians with Music Director Donald Runnicles each summer. During its annual, seven-week summer classical music Festival, GTMF presents full Festival Orchestra concerts on weekends and smaller ensembles on weeknights.