Renée Fleming to Present Masterclass at Riga Jurmala Music Festival

By David Salazar

Superstar soprano Renée Fleming is set to present a vocal masterclass at the Riga Jurmala Music Festival on August 27, 2021.

The masterclass will feature Daniils Kuzmins and Ilze Grēvele, both students at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. Vītols will take on “Non mi dir” from “Don Giovanni” while Kuzmins will interpret Wolfram’s “O du mean holder Abenstern from Wagner’s “Tannhäuser.” They will also present other music during the masterclass, which is open to the public and will also include a Q & A session with Fleming.

The American soprano will also be performing a concert at the Festival on August 28, 2021 alongside the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam and conductor Daniel Harding.

“This is a rare and unique opportunity for young talents as well as experienced musicians to meet and learn from this legendary soprano. I am very happy for the students from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music who will be able, in these challenging times, to take part in a masterclass – and with such a world-class singer at that. I am likewise pleased to invite all who are interested to join in and observe this masterclass in person,” Toms Ostrovskis, the director of the Riga Jurmala Academy, said in a press release.