Susan Graham, Opera’s Sweetheart, Tries Something New: Being Nasty

The New York Times
By Joshua Barone
June 5, 2018

The great mezzo-soprano Susan Graham turns 58 this summer. And she’s celebrating by taking on one of her most challenging parts yet — and logging 20 flights of stairs during each performance.

“Good gravy!” she exclaimed recently at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel here, where she has taken up residence while singing the title role in Marc Blitzstein’s “Regina” (1949) at Opera Theater of St. Louis. “It’s exhausting.”

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