Renée Fleming, renowned opera singer and new Trustee of Asia Society, takes a global perspective on cultural exchange. She will be joined in conversation by Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society; and Joseph W. Polisi, president of the Juilliard School, about the visible role of musical exchange between China and the United States.
The evening will also include sung excerpts by two up-and-coming Chinese singers, baritone Yunpeng Wang and soprano Ying Fang, both part of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.
About Renée Fleming:
One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. At a White House ceremony in 2013, the President awarded her the National Medal of Arts, America's highest honor for an individual artist. Known as “the people’s diva” and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she continues to grace the world’s greatest opera stages and concert halls, now extending her reach to include other musical forms and media. Over the past few seasons, Renée has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series for movie theaters and television, and Live From Lincoln Center on PBS. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in February of this year, as the first classical artist to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.