The American soprano Renée Fleming (born February 14, 1959) is a leading opera singer. She was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Rochester, New York. Both her parents were voice teachers. She studied music education at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam. Renée Fleming, one of the best-loved and versatile sopranos of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, has been described as "the people's diva," and perhaps comes closer than any other singer of her time to being an old-fashioned operatic superstar.