Susan returns to the Metropolitan Opera for The Merry Widow

This December and January, Susan Graham returns to the Metropolitan Opera to reprise her account of the title character in Susan Stroman’s staging of Lehár’s The Merry Widow. Susan stars as the glamorous and desirable Parisian widow Hanna Glawari – she leads with Andriana Chuchman as Valencienne, Paul Groves as Danilo, Sir Thomas Allen as Baron Mirko Zeta, and David Portillo and Taylor Stayton as Camille de Rosillon.

When Susan originally starred in the same production in 2015, The New York Times, admiring her “clear and eloquent” tone, declared:

“A straightforward, straight-talking presence, her Hanna … has no pretensions and no illusions. But Ms. Graham’s reserved, silky voice also gives the character a romantic side, as in her dreamy version of the celebrated ‘Vilja Song.’”

Susan celebrated the 25th anniversary of her Met debut last season, as one of three honorees – together with Ben Heppner and Deborah Voigt – at the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s 82nd Annual Luncheon. She also helped celebrate the Met’s own 50th anniversary at Lincoln Center, in company with other great exponents of the genre from around the world. Susan performs in The Merry Widow on December 14, 16, 20, 23, 27 & 30, 2017, and January 2, 5 & 11, 2018.

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Susan Graham Performs ‘Faust’ with the Boston Symphony

On October 26-28, Susan Graham appears at Boston Symphony Hall, where she appears onstage with Charles Dutoit and the BSO for Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust.

As Marguerite, she is joined by tenor Paul Groves as Faust, baritone David Kravitz as Brander, and bass-baritone John Relyea.

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A Message from Susan

“I’m so sorry that this concert cannot happen; I was so looking forward to opening the Symphony Season – and I know that my disappointment is nothing compared to the traumas and tragedies in Houston at the moment.

Let’s hope we can reschedule and try it again. And let’s hope Houston can recover and rebuild.”

Read More: Houston Symphony Cancels Performances Due to Impact of Harvey

Susan opens Houston Symphony 2017-2018 season

This fall, “America’s favorite mezzo” (Gramophone) Susan Graham kicks off the 2017-2018 season at the Houston Symphony in an evening featuring arias from her signature roles and favorite showtunes.

Susan and the Symphony are joined by conductor Gustavo Gimeno for performances of French chanson, selections from Offenbach operettas, numbers from Broadway favorites My Fair Lady and The King and I, and more. The Houston Symphony bookends the evening with works by Ravel, Tchaikovsky, and Bernstein.

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