WBEZ Archives: Studs Terkel And Opera Singer Renée Fleming Talk Jazz And ‘Streetcar’

Renée Fleming at the 2009 premiere of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Renée Fleming at the 2009 premiere of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. David Shankbone/Creative Commons
Renée Fleming at the 2009 premiere of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Renée Fleming at the 2009 premiere of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. David Shankbone/Creative Commons

WBEZ Archives: Studs Terkel And Opera Singer Renée Fleming Talk Jazz And ‘Streetcar’

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Originally aired March 23, 1998.

Studs Terkel interviewed opera singer Renée Fleming while she was preparing for the premiere of an operatic version of A Streetcar Named Desire. She talks about American music, her history as a jazz singer, and her experience balancing family with a career in opera.

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