Opera chanteuse Renée Fleming returns to Davis on January 14th  

By Eddie Jorgensen

Opera fans need no introduction to Fleming and her immense body of work: With a career that started in 1978 performing Copland’s ‘The Tender Land,’ followed by countless opera features in different languages, Fleming is no stranger to taking on the largest of vocal feats.

She’s been featured on record labels that include RCA, Decca, Sony Classical, Philips, Erato, as well as being the subject of countless DVD offerings.

With five Grammy awards under her belt and too many accolades to mention, Fleming’s performances are revelatory experiences that showcase a woman whose vocal capabilities know no boundaries. Her soprano voice is also instantly recognizable to her many classical-loving fans across the globe.

The upcoming show in Davis on Jan. 14 finds Fleming diving deep with the genre’s greats with compositions by Edvard Krieg, George Fredric Handel, Gabriel Fauré, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Franz Liszt as well as pieces by Bjork, Howard Shore (Lord Of The Rings), Maria Schneider, and others.

Renée Fleming and pianist Gerald Martin Moore will take the stage at Jackson Hall inside the Mondavi Center. The venue is located on the UC Davis campus at One Shields Avenue. Tickets start at just $27.50 and top out at $125 and can be purchased in advance at www.mondaviarts.org. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. All ages are welcome.

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