Renée Fleming To Sing at Senator John McCain’s Memorial Service

By Francisco Salazar

Renée Fleming is set to perform at former Senator John McCain’s memorial service.

During the senator’s service, the soprano will perform the will sing the Irish standard “Danny Boy,” per the former senator’s request.

According to her manager Dannielle Thomas, Fleming stated that she was very honored to perform the song. The memorial service for the late senator is scheduled to be held at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday.

Fleming’s star has been on the rise over the past few years. She became the first opera star to perform in the Super Bowl and then appeared on the soundtrack for two Oscar-nominated films this past year.

Fleming is currently finishing a run of “Carousel” on Broadway and can next be heard in the upcoming film “Bel Canto.” Her upcoming album “Broadway” is scheduled for release this September and she is scheduled to go on tour in September. She will also open the Carnegie Hall season in October.