Susan to make Dallas Opera debut in The Aspern Papers
April marks Susan’s first operatic engagement of 2013, when she heads to the Dallas Opera to make her eagerly anticipated house debut in The Aspern Papers. An adaptation of the Henry James novella by Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Dominick Argento (b.1927), the opera was an original Dallas Opera commission. Its 1988 world premiere impressed the Los Angeles Times as “pretty irresistible,” while the New York Times – dubbing Argento “a melodic athlete” – praised “the kind of set piece rare in opera today.” The Dallas Opera’s new production by Tim Albery, celebrating the 25th anniversary of this opening run, stars Susan in her role debut as Tina (the part originally created by Frederica von Stade). Susan’s co-stars include Beverly Sills Artist Nathan Gunn, Joseph Kaiser, and Alexandra Deshorties. The Dallas Opera’s music director Graeme Jenkins, now in the 20th and final season of his tenure, conducts (April 12-28).