Susan Graham joins the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra on Thursday, February 11 for a gala concert featuring some of Handel’s most beloved works, in celebration of Music Director Nicholas McGegan’s 30th anniversary with the orchestra. Susan sings arias from Ariodante and Alcina as part of a program that also includes orchestra performances of Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks. Find more information here about “Baroque Fireworks”, which takes place at San Fransisco’s Herbst Theatre.
Celebrating Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra with Handel Arias
In 2016: A Recital Tour, “Susan Graham & Friends”, and the San Francisco Symphony
In the new year, Susan Graham appears twice at Carnegie Hall: first in April with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Purcell’s moving “Dido’s Lament”, then in May with a special evening in company with some of her closest musical friends.
After joining San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque and Nicholas McGegan for works by Handel, Susan embarks on a European tour with pianist Malcolm Martineau, performing repertoire ranging from Schumann to Poulenc with stops at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (which will be broadcast live on BBC 3), the Grand Theatre de Geneva, Wigmore Hall, and Vienna’s Konzerthaus. She also joins pianist Bradley Moore at Amherst College, Baldwin Wallace University’s Art Song Festival, and for Boston’s Celebrity Series.
Susan caps her season in May by singing Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody with the San Francisco Symphony and the men of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus under Michael Tilson Thomas.
Closing 2015 with the New York Philharmonic’s “La Vie Parisienne”
To ring in the new year, Susan Graham joins Alan Gilbert and special guests at the New York Philharmonic’s annual New Year’s Eve concert on December 31. “La Vie Parisienne” features Jacques Offenbach’s “Ah! que j’aime les militaires” from The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein and “Ah! quel dîner” from La Périchole. Susan also performs “C’est ça la vie, c’est ça l’amour” from the Moisés Simons operetta Toi c’est moi, as well as Edith Piaf and Louiguy’s “La Vie en rose”.
The evening’s program also includes Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals, featuring narrator Nathan Lane and pianists Inon Barnatan and Makato Ozone. Find tickets here.
“La Vie Parisienne” will be telecast nationally on December 31 by PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center, beginning on New York City’s WNET at 8pm ET. Check your local listings for more information.
A Return to the Met in Die Fledermaus
After an acclaimed run as Countess Geschwitz in the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Lulu, Susan Graham returns to the opera house to star in Johann Strauss II’s sparkling operetta Die Fledermaus, opening December 4. Donning pants as Prince Orlofsky, Susan heads a cast that also features Susanna Phillips as Rosalinde and Toby Spence as her philandering husband, Eisenstein. James Levine conducts Die Fledermaus for the first time in his 45-year Met career.
Tickets to the Met’s recent production by Jeremy Sams can be found here, with repeat performances taking place on December 7, 10, 14, 18, 23, 28, and 30 plus January 2 and 7.