(Credit: Evan Zimmerman)
The LA Opera is celebrating its 35th anniversary by announcing that Renée Fleming will be joining the company as Advisor for Special Projects through the end of the 2023-24 season.
In her new role, the reigning “people’s diva” will perform at least once per season at the LA Opera starting with Kevin Puts’ “The Brightness of Light” in 2022.
Fleming will also focus her residency on the connections between music and health. It will expand on her previous work in Los Angeles including her 2018 and 2019 presentations of Music and the Mind, co-presented by us and multiple community healthcare partners. In June, Fleming will moderate an event at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for “Los Angeles Arts and Health Week.”
Speaking about her new position Fleming noted, “I am so excited to have this productive new role at LA Opera. In addition to furthering collaborations with the vibrant healthcare and research communities in Los Angeles, I look forward to being part of an exceptionally creative opera company, with a unique place in the entertainment capital of the world.”