Four-time Grammy winner, Tony nominee and opera superstar Renée Fleming talked to Aedín Gormley on RTÉ lyric fm's Movies and Musicals about making her long-awaited awaited London musical theatre debut in The Light in the Piazza by Adam Guettel – grandson of the legendary Richard Rodgers. Listen to the interview above...
Listen: Renée Fleming sings Fable from The Light in the Piazza
They talk about making the transition from opera to musical theatre, how musical theatre is not necessarily easier than opera, what attracted her to this role, her feelings on singing You'll Never Walk Alone in Carousel on Broadway, the wide variety of roles she takes on, how she has turned up on film soundtracks and her admiration for Maria Callas.
Movies and Musicals, RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday, 1 - 4pm - listen back here.