Superstar soprano Renée Fleming has received a Tony Award nomination in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her role in Roger and Hammerstein’s Carousel.

Ms Fleming transitioned to Broadway after retiring from the opera stage last year, a move which has been described as an “unquestionable success” (Opera Wire).

Carousel has been extremely well received by the Tony Award committee, receiving 11 nominations in total, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Sound Design of a Musical, Best Choreography, and Best Orchestrations.

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