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Susan Graham

(b. 1960)


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(b Roswell, New Mexico, 1960).

Amer. mezzo‐soprano. Studied with Marlena Malas at Manhattan Sch., NY. Prof. début 1988, St Louis (Erika in Vanessa). Débuts: NY Met 1991 (2nd Lady in Zauberflöte); Salzburg Fest. 1992 (Cecilio in Lucio Silla); CG 1993 (Massenet's Cherubin); La Scala 1995 (Damnation of Faust); Paris 1996 (Dorabella). Created title‐role in Goehr/Monteverdi Arianna (CG 1995), Jordan Baker in Harbison's The Great Gatsby (NY Met 1999), Sister Helen Prejean in Heggie's Dead Man Walking (San Francisco 2000), and Sandra Finchley in Picker's An American Tragedy (NY Met 2005). Outstanding as Strauss's Octavian and Composer and in songs of Ives, Rorem, Barber, Hahn, Berlioz, and Chausson.

Subjects: Opera.


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