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Critical Acclaim

Critical Acclaim

Graham was in superb voice Sunday, the tone velvety even when going full-throttle, the articulation pristine, the phrasing deeply communicative — whatever the text or language.

Baltimore Sun


“Graham’s voice was in top form as she dug into this material with audible delight… The program theme allowed Graham to include more of the French songs that are her specialty, due to both her excellent French pronunciation and her understanding of that delicate style.”

Washington Classical Review


“The American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham has for the better part of a decade impressed audiences with her creamy singing and chiseled characterizations…”

New York Times


“America’s favorite mezzo…”

Gramophone Magazine


“It is impossible to take eyes or ears off of Susan Graham whenever she is onstage. At almost 6 feet, the American mezzo-soprano is a commanding presence in opera or concert. And once Graham opens her mouth, a listener can only submit to a lustrous voice that abounds in expressive colors…”

Cleveland Plain Dealer


“Most opera divas don’t do their errands on bikes, especially in New York City. Nor do they scuba-dive off the coast of Thailand. But to creamy-voiced Susan Graham, one of America’s top mezzo-sopranos, such activities come as naturally as recording the music of composer Ned Rorem, performing Kurt Weill’s Broadway songs or taking on the so-called trouser roles in Mozart, Handel and Strauss operas…”

Town & Country


“Graham’s voice is an instrument of extraordinary tonal control, yet seems utterly effortless in production … It is as though she directly addresses each individual in the audience.”

Sydney Morning Herald