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Popular opera star Renee Fleming to sing anthem at Super Bowl

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New York opera soprano Renee Fleming will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl February 2, 2014 when the Denver Broncos play the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife stadium in New Jersey. Fleming often hosts the Metropolitan Opera worldwide simulcasts and this will be a first for not only the Super Bowl but for Fleming.

Related: Fleming hosts worldwide simulcast at the Met

No telling which team the diva supports but she did a pop rock CD a few years back called "Dark Hope". The producer of the seventies style CD with a sexy, sultry Fleming in long straight hair, said it was like driving a Maserati through the parking lot. A Ferrari driving through a school zone. "We are the weight lifters of singing" Fleming says in the video above.

You have to have power and projection.

Fleming as an opera singer uses no microphone or amplification to fill massive houses.

Related: "Dark Hope"

She sings on "Dark Hope" the reverent "Hallelujah" which jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays on his award winning studio CD "Impressions". Another staple of Botti's is opera's war horse "Nessun Dorma" so let's see Botti and Fleming team up next. The two artists are about the same age and each works out of New York.

For more stories about Fleming by this writer:

Met concludes 2010 broadcast season with new Armida starring Renee Fleming as sorceress

Renee Fleming stars in Der Rosenkavalier.

Met LIVE HD broadcast of "Hamlet" with Keenlyside, Petersen hosted by Fleming

Met LIVE HD broadcast of "Carmen" with Garanca and Alagna, hosted by Fleming

Met LIVE HD broadcasts enlivened by backstage interviews, Renee Fleming

Met LIVE "Simon Boccanegra" with Placido Domingo hosted by Renee Fleming


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