[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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Did you follow the COC's 2011/2012 season announcement closely and page through the brochure . . . and find yourself wanting more? More visuals, more music, more of a sense of what the next season at the COC is going to look, feel, and sound like? Fortunately for you, we have YouTube. YouTube is overflowing with opera clips, including clips of the productions and artists taking the stage next season. Here are clips relating to five of the operas we're preparing for 11/12.
Iphigenia in Tauris
The production (by Robert Carsen) is very well-travelled, and audiences in Chicago, Madrid, San Francisco, and London have had a chance to see it. Of course, there is video evidence. Here's a trailer for the production as it was performed at Teatro Real in Madrid. Famed mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, who will be making her COC debut in the title role, is featured here (our Orestes will be Russell Braun).
More videos inside! Click "Read More" to see the rest of the post.
This morning we announced our 2011/2012 season at a press conference that was streamed live over the internet (if you missed it, don't worry: you can watch the whole thing here).
We also unveiled a new brand this morning (you may notice that the website looks a little different) as well as a new subscription series, Weekday Rush, that automatically upgrades you to the best available seats on the day of the performance.
Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001