Renee Fleming is up for two Oscars

Renee Fleming is up for two Oscars


norman lebrecht

January 24, 2018

Two of the shortlisted 2018 candidates for Best Film contain songs by the operatic soprano.

In ‘The Shape of Water’ she sings ‘You’ll Never Know’ in Alexandre Desplat’s score, accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra.

In ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ her Decca recording of Last Rose of Summer is heard twice.


Compare and contrast:


  • Ben says:

    Women want to be treated with utmost respect, and not to be a (sex) subject to be tinkered (let alone abused) with.

    Yet, “look look look… look at my cleavage!!! you c that? it’s big!!! I will bow 90 degree to make sure you don’t miss that”

    Sorry if I offended anyone, as I am utterly confused.

    P.S. In Hong Kong, the main stream media uses the term “The Career Line” (as in ancient Chinese palm reading) when talking about female performers who constantly show-cases their cleavage. How fitting.

  • Lydia Wahlberg says:

    Am I missing something? I see nothing offensive in the above pictures. What are you talking about?