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Early years and education[edit | edit source]
Fleming was born on February 14, 1959 in Indiana, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Rochester, New York. She attended the Crane School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and the Juilliard School. She studied with Arleen Augér and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf in Europe on a Fulbright Scholarship.
Career[edit | edit source]
She has since created roles in contemporary operas, and has performed in regional theatres and music festivals with major orchestras. She has performed in all the major opera houses of the world.
Personal[edit | edit source]
Fleming married actor Rick Ross in 1989. They have two daughters. The couple divorced in 2000. On September 3, 2011, Fleming married corporate lawyer Tim Jessell.
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