Watching Ms. Graham play Octavian at the Met last October made me believe that there is such thing as the fountain of youth. She's fifty today but she can still pull off a 17-year-old boy and make me believe it. Now that is talent.
Susan Graham is one of the sweetest people I have ever met and she's one of the most talented and electric performers in the opera world today. All the best wishes to her this year and all those to come!
I don't want to seem like a Youtube junkie or anything (I've been embedding so many videos on this blog lately!), but I have to share one of my favorite performances with you. Here's an oldie but a goodie from Sunshine Suzy's Cherubino days: