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Meet: Susan Graham

Posted on 29 Jun 2015 by Leo Messias

Susan Graham is a Texas-born tour de force. And she can’t live without green chilli enchiladas. We caught up with Graham ahead of her A French Celebration national tour with the Orchestra to talk about the all-important things in life.

For a closer look at her life and career, head to our Larger Than Life: Susan Graham post.

What word or phrase best describes you?

What makes you happy?

Who is your favourite composer and what is your favourite piece of music?
Mahler. Pretty much any slow movement from a Mahler symphony.

What are you listening to right now?
I listen to a lot of classic rock!

What are you reading?
The libretto to LULU!!!

What are you watching on TV?
House redecorating shows.

What is your favourite food?
New Mexico cuisine! Specifically green chile enchiladas.

Favourite holiday destination?

What talent do you not have that you wish you did?

If you could invite four people to dinner who would they be and why?
Outside of the time/space continuum, I would invite Mozart (he’d be bizarre and amusing), Shirley Temple as a child (fascinating little grown-up mind with a child’s perspective), Jesus (just to ask Him what we’re supposed to do with all the hate and craziness in our world these days), and George Clooney. Because he’s George Clooney.

If you weren’t a Mezzo-Soprano, what would you be?
Either a jewellery designer or a dog groomer.

11-22 July

America’s favourite mezzo-soprano joins the ACO in a delightful concert featuring French classics.

RAVEL Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
RAVEL Piano Trio in A minor
RESPIGHI Il tramonto
FRANCK Piano Quintet in F minor