A new sequence of IMAX movies, with tours of terrific musical cities led by Grammy-successful soprano Renee Fleming, will kick off tomorrow.
Renee Fleming’s Cities That Sing – Paris will premiere globally at IMAX theaters September 18. Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing – Venice will premiere in coming months, as will encore screenings of her Paris movie.
Fleming also will sign up for actor and producer Kelsey Grammer in a dwell dialogue at 3 p.m. ET tomorrow at New York’s AMC Lincoln Sq. IMAX theater in advance of the debut of the Paris movie. This will be at the same time broadcast in taking part theaters globally, and audience members will be ready to question Fleming issues stay.
The Paris and Venice films are Stage Obtain productions.
In Renée Fleming’s Towns That Sing – Paris, Fleming will perform opera selections with connections to Paris with tenor Piotr Beczala, soprano Axelle Fanyo and baritone Alexandre Duhamel at the Théâtre du Châtelet. Fleming also will tour areas in Paris connected to arts and lifestyle, and other folks with which she has a own connection, joined by director Robert Carsen and couturier Alexis Mabille.
In Renée Fleming’s Metropolitan areas That Sing – Venice, Fleming will accomplish with Italian tenor Francesco Meli, baritone Mattia Olivieri and mezzo Paola Gardina at the Teatro La Fenice. Fleming also will take a look at some of her preferred Venetian places, on land and sea, accompanied by La Fenice’s creative director, Fortunato Ortombina, and the orchestra’s conductor, Riccardo Frizza.
Fleming, who is the winner of four Grammy awards and the Countrywide Medal of Arts, has performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and the Diamond Jubilee live performance for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. She is also the only classical artist at any time to have sung the nationwide anthem at the Super Bowl.
In a new job interview, she said she was approached “out of the blue” to do the new sequence, to tour “great European capitals and stories of the repertoire—there’s so a great deal to mine.”
“Everyone in the planet enjoys Paris. We want them to appear away immediately after the pandemic imagining a journey to Paris would be so good,” she mentioned.
Venice also is distinctive, she reported, mainly because it was the dwelling of the composer Giuseppe Verdi she also reported opera was invented in Italy in the 16th century.
The movies, she mentioned, will be a “fabulous way to test opera. We want folks to do anything diverse and new,” specially these who are intimidated by moving into an opera household.
“We are honored to have been capable to build this extraordinary collection reinventing how classical audio can be enjoyed and linked to culture in the most immersive of encounters with the incomparable Renée Fleming,” said Bruce H. Lipnick, founder and main executive of Stage Accessibility. “Fleming’s capacity to link with audiences as both a performer and host is unmatched alongside with the intimacy and scale of IMAX.”
“It is an honor to collaborate with Renée Fleming on this groundbreaking collection that will deliver the grandeur of her new music and these unforgettable towns to everyday living in IMAX for the very first time,” reported Megan Colligan, president of IMAX Leisure.