- In-person event
Begin November on a high note by supporting the next generation of performing artists with living legend Renée Fleming and the NAC Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Alexander Shelley. On this special night, experience the breadth and depth of Renée’s artistry in a remarkable program ranging from beautiful operatic arias and brilliant musical theatre favourites to exquisite French and American art songs spanning the late-19th and 21st centuries. As she declares in an Andrew Lippa original number written for her, she is “the diva”. Don’t miss your chance to see her do it all!
Your concert-only ticket, starting at $85* will provide you with an unforgettable performance and the great feeling that comes with contributing to a worthy cause.
Make the evening extra special - SOLD OUT!
Attend a pre-show reception and stay late by purchasing the High Note ticket which will provide you with:
- Access to the Salon during the pre-show reception which will include complimentary drinks and light canapés.
- Access to the After-party on the Terrace level featuring curated chef dessert stations, special cocktails and a DJ.
Your incredible evening in support of tomorrow’s performing artists:
6:30: Doors open. Refreshments in Salon (High Note ticket holders only)
7:30: Concert in Southam Hall
9:30: After-party on Terrace Level (High Note ticket holders only)
Artistic Advisor-at-Large, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Director, SongStudio at Carnegie Hall
Co-Director, Aspen Opera Theater and VocalARTS
One of the most beloved and celebrated singers of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. At a White House ceremony in 2013, President Obama awarded her the National Medal of Arts, America’s highest honour for an individual artist. In May 2023, Renée was named a Goodwill Ambassador for Arts and Health for the World Health Organization, and in June it was announced that she will be awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor.
Winner of the 2023 Grammy Award (her fifth) for Best Classical Vocal Solo, and honoured with the World Economic Forum’s 2023 Crystal Award at Davos, Renée is the only classical artist ever to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl (2014). As a musical statesman, Renée has sung at numerous prestigious occasions, from the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to performances in Beijing during the 2008 Olympic Games. In 2014, she sang in the televised concert at the Brandenburg Gate to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In 2012, in an historic first, she sang on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee Concert for HM Queen Elizabeth II.
A ground-breaking distinction came in 2008 when Renée became the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala. In January 2009, Renée was featured in the televised We Are One: The Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial for President Obama. She has also performed for the United States Supreme Court and, in 2009, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Czech Republic’s “Velvet Revolution” at the invitation of Václav Havel.
About the National Arts Centre Foundation
The National Arts Centre Foundation raises funds to support the National Arts Centre’s work in performance, creation and learning across Canada. Since its founding in 2000, the National Arts Centre Foundation has raised over $160 million to enrich the lives of Canadians through the performing arts and champion our country’s artists, students and educators.
This year’s Gala is in honour of philanthropic leaders Earle O’Born and Janice O’Born, C.M., O.Ont.
* Tax receipts are issued approximately one month post-event, and are mailed to the ticket purchasers’ name and address, as indicated on their NAC Account.