Susan Graham: An American in Paris
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Berlioz La mort de Cléopâtre (The Death of Cleopatra)
Gershwin An American in Paris
Plus highlights from the Champs-Élysées to Broadway: Selections from French operetta and American Musical Theatre.
Grammy Award-winner Susan Graham ― “America’s favorite mezzo” (Gramophone) ― achieved international stardom within a few years of her professional debut. This Metropolitan Opera superstar will be featured in Berlioz’s La mort de Cléopâtre (The Death of Cleopatra). It is a role that demands a great singing actress with an innate feeling for the French dramatic and vocal style. Graham will also delight in selections from French operetta and American musical theatre. Rounding out the program are two orchestral showpieces with blazing colors and melodies—Ravel and Gershwin’s visions of French style.
Celebrated Artist Series, Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts.