Press Acclaim

Acclaim for Festival of the Arts BOCA 2010

Boca Raton, FL

Fleming shines at Boca Raton's Festival of the Arts

"As perhaps the best-known star in opera today, Renée Fleming could probably coast on her looks, voice and rapport with audiences... But the American soprano presented a varied and challenging program that, while including a few standards, offered less frequently heard works by Strauss, as well as outright rarities by Leoncavallo and Mascagni... Fleming was ably backed by the Russian National Orchestra, among the most highly regarded orchestras in Russia today."

South Florida Classical Review (March 2010) [more]

What They’re Saying

"[The] American-Russian Festival Orchestra, featuring distinguished players from the Russian National Orchestra and a number of prominent American orchestras...[conveys] a vital message to our participants and observers, that by working together we can share our musical and historical cultures and increase our understanding of one another."

Athena T. Blackburn

Founding board member, Festival Napa Valley