Susan Graham: An American in Paris

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    May 12 & 13, 2017, 8:00 p.m.Graham2_Credit_Dario_Acosta_80_120
    H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
    Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
    Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

    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.

    Part of the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts Celebrated Artists Series.

    / H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center