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Holiday Edition: Renée Fleming on Music’s Special Place

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Tue, 15 Dec 2020 08:00:00 -0000
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National Portrait Gallery
Renée Fleming
healing
holiday
music
opera
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<p>Operatic soprano Renée Fleming has been called ‘the people’s diva,’ performing at key moments in our nation’s story, like when she sang at ground zero after 9/11. For this special episode, she talks with Kim about how music can help us mourn, heal, and celebrate as we send off a particularly tough 2020 and nestle into the holidays. She also describes a few portraits that hold special meaning for her, because portraits are what we’re all about!</p><p>See the portraits we discuss:</p><p>Renée Fleming by Annie Leibovitz is <a href="https://ids.si.edu/ids/dynamic?id=https://npg.si.edu/media/B2000202C.jpg&amp;container.fullpage&amp;iframe=true&amp;width=85%25&amp;height=85%25" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here.</a></p><p>Denyce Graves and Marc Mostovoy by Nelson Shanks is <a href="https://ids.si.edu/ids/media_view?id=NPG-L_NPG_1_2006-000001&amp;container.fullpage&amp;iframe=true&amp;width=85%25&amp;height=85%25" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here.</a></p><p>Leontyne Price by Bradley Phillips is <a href="https://www.si.edu/object/leontyne-price:npg_NPG.91.96" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here.</a></p><p><em>Special thanks to Dr. Lonnie Bunch, Secretary of the Smithsonian, and the Smithsonian National Board for making this podcast possible.</em></p>
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