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Soprano Renee Fleming got her big break as a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, held on the legendary Metropolitan Opera stage at Lincoln Center in New York City. Now, a tenor from Lockport has carried off the same victory. Kyle van Schoonhoven, 28, an alumnus of SUNY Fredonia, was one of six singers to be selected as grand prize winners…

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When soprano Renee Fleming sings, it’s perfection. When she speaks, it is with the easy charm of the gal next door. Which is after all what she is, in addition to being one of the world’s great divas. She hails from Rochester, just down the 90. Because of her down-to-earth humor, there was a touch of sweet informality to Saturday’s Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra se…

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Born in Rochester, soprano Renee Fleming is a figure of Western New York pride. Like the great opera divas of the past, she is famous for her style as well as her singing. She has had an iris named after her, and a dessert (Daniel Boulud’s Coupe Glacee Diva Renee). And her appearance singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl last winter won her a whole new legion of …

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Opera diva and Rochester native Renee Fleming has made her debut as an actress in a play. That must be like slumming to her. Next to singing opera, just plain old acting must be easy. It must also be easy next to singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, which Fleming – pictured in the header – did earlier this year. Fleming just finished a couple of weeks’ run…