With a “glorious, rich voice and a timbre that goes directly to the heart,” Rachelle Fleming has touched audiences in a wide variety of music styles ranging from cabaret to classical.
This versatile vocalist and actress has collaborated with acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch for “Classical Action,” a New York-based non-profit devoted to AIDS awareness, as well as for her demo recording, which includes the standards “Corcovado/Quiet Nights” and “Angel Eyes.” She has shared the stage with respected jazz pianist and pedagogue Tony Caramia, among other prominent musicians.
Fleming recently recorded an orchestrated version of the Latin standard “Alfonsina y el mar,” arranged by award-winning writer and producer Raul Murciano, Jr., as well as background vocals on her sister Renée Fleming’s pop CD, Dark Hope (Decca / Mercury Records). Her promotional work for this album included a nationally televised performance for President Obama at Fords Theatre in Washington DC and a music video for the hit single “Endlessly” also featuring Matthew Modine.
Rachelle Fleming frequently appears throughout the US as a guest vocalist for both corporate and private events. This coming season, she will perform a principle role in the ‘jazz opera’ Space in the Heart at New York City’s Symphony Space and star in Hugh McElyea’s musical revue Storyville, 1917.
Additional performance highlights include: Joanne in Company; Lynn in Training Wisteria at the Cherry Lane Theater, NYC; Anita in West Side Story with Opera Illinois; Hattie in Pretty Baby at Le Petit Theater in New Orleans; Anna in The Jeweler’s Shop at the Kennedy Center; Maria in Tenebrae-The Passion of Dietrich Bonhoeffer at Union Theological Seminary, NYC; Anne in the concept recording of William S.; Eva Peron in Evita; and as a principle soloist in Chanters, Screamers and Bel Canto for Connecticut Grand Opera.