Susan Graham: An American in Paris
About The Show
VALERO CLASSICS CONCERTS
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
|Maurice Ravel||Le Tombeau de Couperin|
|Hector Berlioz||La Mort de Cléopâtre|
|George Gershwin||An American in Paris|
Plus selections from French operetta and American Musical Theatre: from the Champs Elysée to Broadway.
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 perform 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.
Join us for Classics Conversations with Akiko Fujimoto, associate conductor. East Rotunda – 45 minutes prior to the start of the concert.