In Concert with Renée Fleming and the San Francisco and Boston Symphonies

Susan website photoSusan Graham joins her long-time friend and collaborator Renée Fleming to headline two season-opening events this fall with major American orchestras.

On September 7, she stars in the San Francisco Symphony’s Opening Night Gala at Davies Symphony Hall, performing a selection of American and Italian duets alongside Renée under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Several weeks later, Susan and Renée reprise their acclaimed pairing as Octavian and the Marschallin in Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, presented in concert to open the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s  2016-17 season. Andris Nelsons conducts a cast that also includes Erin Morley as Sophie, Franz Hawlata as Baron Ochs, and Steven Costello as the Italian Singer. Watch a video excerpt here of Susan and Renée’s performance in Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera, described by the Associated Press as “some rare alignment of planets.” Find more information here about Der Rosenkavalier at Boston Symphony Hall on October 1.

“A Handel Celebration” at the Hollywood Bowl

12779229_10153273295232385_6674091334131698994_oSusan Graham reunites with Nicholas McGegan on Tuesday, August 16 for an evening of Handel favorites at the Hollywood Bowl, joined by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Los Angeles Master Chorale. She sings two arias fromAriodante — “Scherza infida” and “Dopo notte” — as well as “Ombra mai fu” and “Se bramate” from Xerxes. The program is rounded out by performances by the orchestra and choir of excerpts from Zadok the Priest, Music for the Royal Fireworks, Water MusicSolomon, Samson, and Messiah.

Find tickets and more information here.

Role Debut as Clairon in Strauss’s Capriccio at Santa Fe Opera

Untitled design (2)Susan returns to Santa Fe Opera for her debut performances as the actress Clairon in Capriccio, Richard Strauss’s “Conversation Piece for Music”, under the baton of Leo Hussain and the direction of Tim Albery. Amanda Majeski sings the role of the sophisticated Countess Madeleine; her suitors Flamand and Olivier are sung by Ben Bliss and Joshua Hopkins, respectively. Bass-baritone David Govertsen portrays the theater director La Roche. 

Performances take place on July 23 and 27 as well as August 5, 11, and 19. Find tickets and more information here.

Frauenliebe und -leben: Variations in Bordeaux and Madrid

271-Susan-Graham-Onyx-jul12-c-B-Ealovega_NEW--300x224Susan Graham returns to Europe in June with Frauenliebe und -leben: Variations, her recital program centered around Schumann’s song cycle Frauenliebe und -leben (A Woman’s Love and Life). With pianist Malcolm Martineau, she performs at the Opéra National de Bordeaux on Tuesday, June 7, followed by an evening at Madrid’s Teatro Real on Saturday, June 11.

Frauenliebe und -leben: Variations augments each song from Schumann’s cycle — which tells a story of love, marriage, and death — with related works by Grieg, Strauss, Fauré, Mahler, Ravel, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Poulenc, and others, expanding thematically upon the celebrated collectionFind more information on Susan’s tour schedule.