IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Stage Access today announced a pair of film experiences featuring Grammy® award-winning soprano Renée Fleming, as she performs iconic favorites and tours some of the greatest musical cities of the world. Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing – Paris and Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing – Venice will premiere in select IMAX theaters globally on September 18th and October 30th, respectively.
Both films are Stage Access productions, Filmed for IMAX using IMAX-certified cameras, and feature exclusive performances showcasing these great cities as never before seen through the eyes of one of the world’s greatest opera stars. Stroll along with Fleming and her contemporaries as they explore unique art, history, cuisine, and music.
On September 18th, one time only, Renée Fleming will participate in a live conversation, which will be simultaneously broadcast across the IMAX LIVE connected network to participating theaters globally. Audiences from around the world will have the opportunity to ask questions about Fleming live. Actor and producer Kelsey Grammer will moderate the discussion with Fleming at 3PM ET from New York’s AMC Lincoln Square IMAX theater. Additional showtimes for Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing – Paris will occur on September 21.
Tickets for all Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing – Paris showtimes will be available for purchase beginning August 30th at tickets.imax.com. Tickets for the Venice engagement will go on sale at a later date.
Additional details for Venice along with additional Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing destinations are to be announced in the coming months.
Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing – Paris will feature a performance from Fleming at the historic Théâtre du Châtelet. Fleming is joined on stage by a special guest, the world-renowned tenor Piotr Beczala and featured performers Axelle Fanyo and Alexandre Duhamel as they perform well-known opera selections with connections to Paris. As they tour famous locations in Paris, Fleming takes audiences through the beloved city to locations that influence arts and culture and most importantly those with a personal connection to her. She is joined by leading Couturier Alexis Mabille and acclaimed Director Robert Carsen in this love letter to the culture of Paris and the music born from it. Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing – Paris is directed by François-René Martin and produced by Tripp Hornick and Elmar Kruse. Executive Producers are Jason Richmond, John Turner, and Bruce H. Lipnick.
In Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing – Venice, Fleming welcomes star Italian tenor Francesco Meli, with baritone Mattia Olivieri and mezzo Paola Gardina on the world-famous stage of Venice’s Teatro La Fenice. Home to many well-known opera premieres, La Fenice – or The Phoenix – is the backdrop for some of opera’s most famous and enduring works. Set amongst the romantic canals, Fleming explores the city’s incomparable landscape and visits some of her favorite Venetian destinations, both by land and by sea. Along her journey, she is joined by La Fenice’s Artistic Director, Fortunato Ortombina, and the orchestra’s Conductor, Riccardo Frizza. François- René Martin returns as Director as well as Producers Tripp Hornick and Elmar Kruse. Executive Producers are Jason Richmond, John Turner, and Bruce H. Lipnick.
Photo: Courtesy of IMAX® and Stage Access