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"The story that we're telling here is not necessarily about the death penalty. It's about love and redemption and forgiveness."
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Sam Fleming | Susan Graham | Jake Heggie | Lotfi Mansouri | Terrence McNally | John Packard | Patrick Summers | Frederica von Stade | Michael Yeargan
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Susan Graham
One of the most sought-after singers of the day, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham is a regular guest on the world's leading opera, concert and recital stages in addition to having a distinctive and growing list of recordings. A participant in the 1987 Merola Opera program, she made her 1990 San Francisco Opera debut as Minerva in Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria and returned there in 1993 to portray Annius in La Clemenza di Tito. A frequent guest at the Metropolitan Opera since her 1991 debut, the artist most recently performed there in the world premiere of John Harbison's The Great Gatsby (Jordan Baker), Le Nozze di Figaro (Cherubino) and Der Rosenkavalier (Octavian). Other recent appearances include La Damnation de Faust with Seiji Ozawa at the Saito Kinen Festival; Ariadne auf Naxos (the Composer) with Munich's Bavarian State Opera; Der Rosenkavalier with the Royal Opera at Covent Garden; Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra under Christian Thielemann; and the title role of Iphigenie en Tauride at the Salzburg Festival. Graham celebrated the art of song with a 1999 - 2000 recital tour of major venues, including Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, London's Wigmore Hall, New York's Alice Tully Hall, and leading concert halls in Germany, Austria, Spain, Canada and France, among others.

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