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Renee Fleming Quotes

I havent really been able to transfer into that extraordinarily other worldly creature, other than I hope on stage.
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At this stage in my career, I don't have to take any big risks. You want to take a calculated risk, not one that leads to people saying 'yes, but there was that one time when she made that big mistake.' It's always a shame when that happens, especially if you've gotten by for decades without anything hugely tragic.

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For years, I had no time for exploratory travel.

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Everybody's a work in progress. I'm a work in progress. I mean, I've never arrived ... I'm still learning all the time.

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Opera is really fun.

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Every singer eventually gets around to a Christmas disc.

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I don't want to record anything unless it can be great and genuinely interesting.

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I don't want to be somebody who stands still and sings pretty. Each song is a world. Each song is a story. I don't achieve nearly what I want.

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I think opera has gained a kind of glamorous appeal. It's a live performance that aligns all of the arts, and when it is represented in the media, in film in particular, it is presented as something that is really a special event, whether it's a great date or something that's just hugely romantic.

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Contrary to the norm, as my technique improved my voice became higher.

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I want to get out of the major opera houses.

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I would love to do more private concerts.

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I'm rarely singing in English.

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Some of my first teachers were incredibly tough. You could never sing more than three words without being stopped and having to do it over 20 times. I loved that - that sort of process of dissecting and trying to figure out and master this incredibly mysterious instrument.

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Among the important realizations I had in my own days in the practice room was that if any one route to any one phrase didn't work after days of trying, then the exact opposite route should at least be explored, as well as every alternative in between, as counterintuitive as that often seemed.

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The more you put into it, the more you and the audience will get out of it.

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An interpretation exists because of what we find between the notes.

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So much can be gained from watching other singers, seeing what they do and what they don't do, seeing how they look when they breathe, how wide they open their mouths for a high note.

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We sing with the entire body. The sounds that we make emanate not just from the head, but from the whole heart and soul, and, most important, the gut.

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Music was language in our house. It was air ... I feel certain that if I absorbed any lessons at all in the first months and years of my life, they must have been about the work that went into making a beautiful sound.

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A lot of bad behavior in singers is caused by nerves.

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