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Renee Fleming sings Top 10 on 'Late Show with David Letterman'

September 26, 2013|By David Ng

Renée Fleming lent her lush soprano voice to CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" on Wednesday night, singing a humorous rendition of the show's Top 10 list. 

Fleming was on hand to plug her latest album, "Guilty Pleasures," which features an assortment of operatic works as well as popular and rarely heard songs. 

The category of Wednesday's Top 10 list was operatic lyrics, though the tunes Fleming performed were spoofs of popular arias.

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"Renee has performed at the Beijing Olympics, the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and Buckingham Palace. Well, we'll see how she does here tonight," quipped Letterman. "Add this to her resume, then she'll start getting gigs."

You can watch Fleming's entire Top 10 performance in the clip above. The soprano will be seen at Los Angeles Opera in May in a brief run of Andre Previn's "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.


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