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Opera Star Renee Fleming to sing Super Bowl National Anthem

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(East Rutherford, NJ)  –  Renowned opera star Renée Fleming is making her Super Bowl debut next month.  Fleming has been tapped to sing the National Anthem as part of the pregame festivities leading up to the championship showdown between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.  The NFL and Fox announced Fleming’s participation in the festivities Tuesday.  Known as “the people’s diva,” the Grammy winning soprano joins some well known names in singing the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl including, Alicia Keys, Billy Joel, Whitney Houston, Garth Brooks, Beyoncé Knowles, Neil Diamond and many others.

The NFL previously announced Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers as this year’s halftime performers.  Super Bowl 48 will take place on February 2nd at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Fox will air the game live.

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