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Soprano Renee Fleming Releases A Christmas Album

Famed soprano Renee Fleming has performed numerous times at the Metropolitan Opera, she sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl and she’s won several Grammy awards for her classical recordings. But until this year, Fleming had not made a holiday album.

Now she’s released “ Christmas in New York,” where she collaborates with musicians including Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti and Rufus Wainwright.

Fleming told Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson that the city of New York provided inspiration for the album.

“During the holidays, people are friendlier, there’s such a sense of spirit,” she said. “The decorations are really wonderful — I happen to really love that. And there’s a music — a cultural life here that’s incredibly rich.”

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