Renée Fleming is an accomplished soprano who’s well respected in the opera world. Verdi, Handel, and Strauss are the type of composers she’s typically associated with. On her new album Dark Hope, though, Fleming is taking on songs by alt-rockers like Muse, Arcade Fire, and the Mars Volta. It’s a risky proposition, but it could pay off — Fleming certainly has the vocal strength to make a song her own.
Check out the track list for Dark Hope after the jump. The album is due this spring. Do you think you’ll check it out? Which of Fleming’s covers are you most looking forward to hearing? Can opera and rock mix?
Dark Hope track list:
“No One’s Gonna Love You” (Band of Horses)
“Oxygen” (Willy Mason)
“Today” (Jefferson Airplane)
“Intervention” (Arcade Fire)
“With Twilight As My Guide” (The Mars Volta)
“Mad World” (Tears for Fears)
“In Your Eyes” (Peter Gabriel)
“Stepping Stone” (Duffy)
“Soul Meets Body” (Death Cab For Cutie)
“Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen)
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