Susan Graham has been wowing audiences and garnering rave reviews for over 20 years—and the Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano shows no signs of slowing down. She started off 2017 singing with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and this month she debuts a new role: Mrs. De Rocher in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking. Graham is no stranger to this work, of course, since Heggie wrote the main character, Sister Helen Prejean, for Graham when it debuted at San Francisco Opera in 2000. Graham discusses this new role and her new stage of life, as well as her advice for up-and-coming singers, in this exclusive interview.
I have long joked that I am a left-brained person navigating a right-brained profession. I was one of the few music majors I knew in college who also professed a
Karen Bauer’s new book emphasizes the importance of a kinesthetic approach to good singing, but it doesn’t ignore anatomy, physiology, or voice science.
An interview with Ann Baltz, founder and artistic director of OperaWorks, about the program’s 2017 year off.
Singer Katelyn MacIntyre has been blind since birth. But she has never let that define her. Instead she shatters stereotypes by not only being an accomplished musician, but also competing in ballroom dance and enjoying horseback riding. Read her inspiring story here.
Find your edge by taking the risk to find the right amount of tension to achieve what every singer wants—free, beautiful, healthy singing.
Read about one California-based soprano’s recent experience soloing with the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, including why it was a positive experience and why she would do it again.
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