Susan Graham reigns as Anna in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I
Susan Graham has earned rave reviews for her portrayal of Anna in a new staging of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. The New York Times raved, “Ms. Graham, the American mezzo-soprano, is close to perfection as Anna, exhibiting a proper degree of English reserve and condescension, but not haughtiness, in confronting the difficult social milieu in which she finds herself. She sings beautifully, with perfect intonation, crisp diction and unforced tone,” while Opera News noted, “Opera singers in musicals can be disappointing, with sophisticated vocal techniques getting in the way of direct expression. No such caveats applied to Graham whose performance was miraculously judged — a thread of golden sound bouncing off a crystal clear delivery of the text…Not only was the mezzo stylish in the vocal numbers, but her cut glass English accent and stiff backed determination as the straight laced governess took no prisoners.”
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