Thursday, September 15, 2011

Renée Fleming unveils even more: She just got married

Mr. and Mrs. Jessell
Yesterday, I discussed superstar diva and Lyric Opera of Chicago Creative Consultant, Renée Fleming - who revealed details of a new collaboration between the Lyric and Chicago’s Merit School of Music. This collaboration – part of Lyric’s Renée Fleming Initiative – will benefit teenagers in a new Opera and Musical Theater solo voice major at Merit’s Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-free Conservatory.

Can I just say: La Diva Renée was holding out on us, Chickpeas...

What I didn't know yesterday, was that there was a revelation of a different sort - not yet uttered. La Diva Renée got herself married last week.

As we reported in March, Fleming was engaged to lawyer Timothy Jessell. The word on the street was that she would take the plunge in September. Well, for once, the word on the street was correct.

According to the Washington Post, the couple wed over the Labor Day weekend in upstate New York. The affair was a small ceremony for close family and friends. La Diva Renée wore a citron-colored gown by designer Angel Sanchez for the wedding, then a sage green Vera Wang for their NYC reception Wednesday night.

Mr. Jessell is a corporate lawyer at Greenberg Traurig in DC. He and Fleming met on a blind date three years ago, set up by author Ann Patchett (who based the heroine of her novel “Bel Canto” on Fleming.)

SO... She's lives in NYC and has her gig in Chicago and he works in DC ... will she move? The Post says "Not yet, although her sister just took a job teaching voice at Catholic University."

As we all know, the two Sisters Fleming are incredibly close so, Yours Truly is sure that this is a marker of things to come.

In the following video clip, the divine Mrs. Jessell breaks the news about the wedding on Chicago's WTTW:


Congratulations to the happy couple ... I wonder who sang at the wedding?

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Anonymous said...

so, tim jessel got the big price

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