[This is part of a series profiling the artists making their COC debuts in the 2011/2012 season]
"The American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham has for the better part of a decade impressed audiences with her creamy singing and chiseled characterizations..." – The New York Times
Name: Susan Graham
Where she's from: Midland, Texas (where Sept. 5 has been declared "Susan Graham Day" in perpetuity)
What she's singing: Iphigenia in Gluck's Iphigenia in Tauris, at the COC from Sept. 22 to Oct. 12
Where she's been: Iphigenia in Iphigenia in Tauris at the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, and Teatro Real Madrid.
Watch and Listen
In the video below, she sings "Parto, parto" (from Mozart's La clemenza di Tito) at a 2006 Metropolitan Opera gala:
Here she is with Renee Fleming and Thomas Hampson, in a chat about auditions. She relates how she once forgot the words (twice) to "Parto, parto" while auditioning for Lotfi Mansouri:
A video of Susan Graham singing "Ave Maria" at U.S. senator Edward M. Kennedy's funeral mass cannot be embedded, but can be viewed here.
And, for something a little different: here she is on the Martha Stewart show! It's in two parts:
Top Photo: Susan Graham. Photo © Dario Acosta
Middle Photo: Susan Graham in a scene from Iphigenia in Tauris at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Photo by Dan Rest © 2006
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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001