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Renee Fleming - Guilty Pleasures featured on MPR: New Classical Tracks

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On Sunday, Feb. 2, world-famous opera singer Renée Fleming reached a whole new audience when she became the first opera singer in Super Bowl history to sing the National Anthem before the game's kickoff - and she nailed it, but not without a few jitters. "I basically woke up in the middle of the night for a month every night," Fleming recalls, "and I don't typically have that problem. I was pretty worried about this; there was a lot of pressure."

Renée Fleming is used to a lot pressure. The stakes are pretty high every time she takes the stage. On her latest recording, she releases some of that pressure by sharing a few Guilty Pleasures.

 

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