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Renée Fleming’s Dark Hope

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Soprano Renée Fleming is a certified opera star.  She made her debut at the Met nearly two decades ago, sung in virtually every great opera house around the world and made dozens of recordings, including complete operas, aria collections, and even some light jazz.

But her latest cd, Dark Hope, falls into the category of “and now, for something completely different”--it’s an album of rock songs from the likes of Muse, Jefferson Airplane, Peter Gabriel and Leonard Cohen. 

Renée Fleming stopped by WQXR to tell Naomi Lewin about her adventures in indie rock--and stayed to talk about other aspects of her career.