The soprano is donating her personal archives to the school where she studied.
The Renée Fleming Archives, which document Fleming’s ongoing career from its beginning, include selected correspondence, press clippings and magazine features, press kits, programs, performance and professional engagement materials, video performances, memorabilia, and iconography. The archives will be part of the Peter Jay Sharp Special Collections at Juilliard, which also include the Jennie Tourel and Soulima Stravinsky Collections as well as many other notable collections. The Special Collections are housed in the school’s Lila Acheson Wallace Library. In appreciation of Fleming’s generous donation, Juilliard will exhibit materials from the collection once every two years.
“I’m gratified that Juilliard, which has nurtured so many artists, will provide a central home for my archive,” Fleming said. “The world of music has undergone radical change, and I’ve observed that evolution first-hand. I have often forged my own way, on a path that hasn’t always conformed to a standard model. My hope is that this archive will be a useful resource for students, scholars, or music lovers who want to know more about my own experience as an artist.”