Renée Fleming Wins Classic Brit Award

By Francisco Salazar

Renée Fleming has won the Female Artist of the Year at the Classic Brit Awards.

The soprano took home the award for her latest album “Distant Light,” which was released last year and her performance of “Der Rosenkavalier” at the Royal Opera House.

Fleming was not present at the awards as she is New York finishing up a run of “Carousel” for which she earned rave reviews and earned a Tony Award nomination. She sent a message via Instagram thanking the organization and noting she will be back in London next season.

Andrea Bocelli was also award the Classic Brit Icon award, but was not present for the awards. Pretty Yende was present at the award ceremony where she performed. Katherine Jenkins also sang.