Renée Fleming: Sacred Songs

Renée Fleming: Sacred Songs


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Renée Fleming: Sacred Songs

From her humble origins in Indiana, PA as the daughter of a music teacher, through a 25-year span that saw her develop and sustain a reputation as one of the most acclaimed and accomplished female operatic vocalists of the 20th century, Renée Fleming has truly become a legend in her own time. Known for her successful ability to tackle a broad array of operatic material -- from Desdemona in Giuseppe Verdi's Othello to The Countess in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro -- Fleming is also reputed for creating stage roles, such as Madame Tourvel in Conrad Susa's 1994 Dangerous Liasons. Now, the home video release Renée Fleming: Sacred Songs features the chanteuse interpreting a variety of history's most haunting and deeply moving spiritual arias, live on stage. The 16 pieces include Handel's "Ochs Dank sei dir Herr," Schubert's "Ave Maria" as arranged by Chris Hazell, Berlioz's "L'Adieu des Bergeres" as arranged by Chris Hazell, and the duet "Humperdinck Abends will ich schlafen gehn" performed with Susan Graham.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/11/2006
UPC: 0044007431290
Rating: NR
Source: Decca
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:10:00

Special Features

A Simple Song -- Bernstein ; The Holly and the Ivy -- Trad.; Silent Night -- Gruber; Ave Maria -- Schubert -- music video; Renée Fleming photo gallery; Mainz Cathedral film -- "Mainz Impressions"; Renée Fleming discography

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Renée Fleming: Sacred Songs
1. Alla Hornpipe - Handel [4:26]
2. Rejoice Greatly - Handel [4:57]
3. Machet Die Tore Weit - Hammerschmidt [2:32]
4. Panis Angelicus - Franck [4:24]
5. Berceuse - Fauré [3:17]
6. Mariä Wiegenlied - Reger [2:34]
7. Adeste Fideles - Trad. [2:20]
8. Abendsegen - Humperdinck [3:35]
9. Ave Maria - Schubert [4:57]
10. Laudamus Te - Mozart [5:18]
11. L'adieu Des Bergers - Berlioz [4:27]
12. Réjouissance - Bach [2:48]
13. Dank Sei Dir, Herr - Ochs/Handel [3:44]
14. O Holy Night - Adam [4:46]
15. Curtain Calls & Credits [:47]

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Renée Fleming: Sacred Songs 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
robbytenor More than 1 year ago
For all lovers of Fleming's singing, this is a real treat. And don't compare the sounds she makes here to the ones she recorded on the CD album of the same name --- the singing in this DVD is tremendously more attractive and beautiful. You get the sense the CD was recorded on a vocally off day, whereas she's vocally entirely in her element on this lovely DVD. What a holiday heart warming gift, this voice of seamless heights and depths, tone with velvet and diamonds in the same... you won't hear these carols more beautifully sung than this. What a lovely discovery---