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Renee Fleming set for Valentines concert at UGA's Hodgson Hall / The Red&Black Q&A

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Few singers around the world have as long a list of accomplishments as soprano opera singer Renée FlemingWith four Grammy award wins, she has traveled the world performing a plethora of operatic roles. In 2013, President Obama awarded Fleming the National Medal of Arts, and in 2014, she was the first opera singer to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. The soprano's new Decca album "Distant Light," featuring songs from composers Anders Hillborg, Björk and Samuel Barber, 

Fleming will sing at the UGA's Hodgson Concert Hall on Feb. 14 as part of a Valentine's Day performance, and spoke with the Red & Black about her current projects, musical influences and her views on the importance of the arts in America. READ THE Q&A