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REAL MEANING

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MARIA NOCKIN talks to
American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham

 

On a cold grey January day, I spoke by phone with Susan Graham in her upper West Side New York City apartment, which she described as seven minutes walk from the Metropolitan Opera stage door. It was a few days after her wildly applauded appearance as Octavian in The Met's HD movie of Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier, and she was the reigning queen of the opera movie.

Maria Nockin: Was there music in the schools when you grew up?

Susan Graham: I lived in Roswell, New Mexico, until I was twelve. Then we moved to Midland, Texas, where I spent my junior high and high school years...

Copyright © 9 May 2010 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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This interview was first published in Spanish in Revista Pro Opera earlier this year.

SUSAN GRAHAM

METROPOLITAN OPERA

NEW YORK

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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