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Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano


Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:00PM

Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano







Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

SCHUMANN: Frauenliebe und Leben
MØTE: Haugtussa, op. 67, No. 4
STRAUSS: Seitdem dein Aug’ in meines schaute, op. 17, No. 1
DANKWORTH: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Sonnet No. 18
FAURÉ: Chanson d’amour from the Second Recueil, op. 27, No. 2
RANGSTRÖM: Melodi from Fem dikter
ROREM: O you whom I often and silently come
GRIEG: Jeg elsker dig from Hjertets Melodier, op. 5, No. 3
FAURE: Au bord de l’eau, op. 8, No. 1
MAHLER: Rheinlegendchen from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
TURINA: Los dos miedos from Poema en forma de canciones, op. 18, No. 4
SCHUMANN: Myrten
RAVEL : Tout Gai! from Cinq melodies populaires grecques

INTERMISSION

DUPARC: Phidylé
DEBUSSY: La Chevelure from Les Chansons de Bilitis, No. 2, L. 97
POULENC: Le Carafon from La courte paille, FP 178, No. 6
TCHAIKOVSKY: Lullaby, op. 16, No. 1
STRAUSS: Wiegenliedchen from Acht Lieder, op. 49, No. 3
BERLIOZ: Absence from Les nuits d’été, op. 7, No. 4
GRANADOS: La maja dolorosa (¡Oh muerte cruel!) from Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo, H. 136
QUILTER: How shall I your true love know? from Four Shakespeare Songs, op. 30, No. 3

Hailed as "an artist to treasure" (New York Times), American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham rose to the highest echelon of international performers within just a few years of her professional debut, and is a master of an astonishing range of repertoire and genres.

Susan Graham's operatic roles span four centuries, from Monteverdi’s Poppea to Sister Helen Prejean in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, which was written especially for her. She won a Grammy Award for her collection of Ives songs, and her recital repertoire is so broad that 14 composers from Purcell to Sondheim are represented on her most recent Onyx album, Virgins, Vixens & Viragos. This distinctly American artist has also been recognized throughout her career as one of the foremost exponents of French vocal music. Although a native of Texas, she was awarded the French government’s prestigious “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur,” both for her popularity as a performer in France and in honor of her commitment to French music.