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Opera Singer Renee Fleming Meets Kiss at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Band Says They Were Screwed Over By Execs

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Dec 03, 2014 12:18 PM EST

Famous opera singer and soprano Renee Fleming cozied up to all four original Kiss members at the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Though the two have vastly different musical styles, Kiss vocalist Paul Stanley called Fleming “a star” after a chance meeting during an interview. He then let her cuddle inside his trademark cape, making for a very bizarre combination of musicians.

This strange and hilarious meeting happened before the newest Kiss drama in which Stanley says the band was “screwed over and misled” by the executives of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on his Twitter account.

Though Stanley did not delve any deeper in his Twitter rant, it is believed his anger was because the band was not put on camera until just before the first chorus of the famed song “Rock and Roll All Nite” and focused on popular bassist Gene Simmons during Tommy Thayer’s guitar solo.

Fleming, who sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII earlier this year, also performed during the parade with seemingly less drama than Kiss. She will be starring in the Metropolitan Opera’s The Merry Widow as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Franz Lehar’s operetta. Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will take on the title role late in the run.

“The Merry Widow” will be running from Dec. 31 until Jan. 31 at the Met.

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