Recital and Reception with Soprano Renee Fleming and Special Guest Rufus Wainwright

Renée Fleming: Andrew Eccles/Decca.

World-renowned soprano and Festival Curator Renée Fleming launches the Hamptons Festival of the Arts, performing an intimate recital in the galleries of the Parrish with special guest artist Rufus Wainwright. The concert is followed by a reception for guests.

One of the most acclaimed singers of our time, Renée Fleming has been awarded America’s highest honor for an individual artist, the National Medal of Arts. A four-time Grammy Award Winner, she brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the first classical artist ever to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. In 2008, Fleming became the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala. She holds major artistic advisory roles at Lyric Opera of Chicago and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This year, Renée’s concert schedule includes Boston, New York, Stockholm, London, Paris, Vienna, Madrid, Monte Carlo, Buenos Aires, and San Francisco. Known for bringing new audiences to classical music and opera, Fleming has sung not only with Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and Andrea Bocelli but with Elton John, Paul Simon, Sting, Lou Reed, Josh Groban, and Joan Baez.

Praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer/songwriter has released seven studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums, including the Grammy-nominated Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, which captured his celebrated Judy Garland tribute performance at the London Palladium in 2007, and the album Release The Stars which went Gold in Canada and the U.K. Wainwright has also made a name for himself in the classical world. His much acclaimed first opera, titled Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009, and was subsequently performed at Sadler’s Wells in London, the Luminato Festival in Toronto, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House.

The Hamptons Festival of the Arts was created through a partnership among event founders IMG Artists and Barrett Wissman, Renée Fleming, IFAC Handa Foundation, and the Parrish Art Museum. IMG Artists and Barrett Wissman serve as the Executive Producers of the event.

Recital in the Galleries with Soprano Renée Fleming and Special Guest Rufus Wainwright

Intimate reception follows
Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
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$275 | $250 Members
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