Susan Graham

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Airs Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 12 noon. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow. Susan Graham stars in her acclaimed interpretation of the title role as the wealthy widow Hanna Glawari, opposite Paul Groves as her commitment-phobic former lover, Danilo. Sir Thomas Allen sings the role of Baron Zeta, determined to play matchmaker while unaware that he is in danger of losing his own wife, Valencienne, to the dashing Camille de Rosillon, sung respectively by Andriana Chuchman and Taylor Stayton. Ward Stare conducts in his network broadcast debut. The Met’s production is by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Susan Stroman. The Merry Widow will be heard live over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 noon. CT on Saturday, December 30.

Airs Monday, September 11, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts this week when mezzo-soprano Susan Graham joins maestro Michael Tilson Thomas for two works by Berlioz; his La Mort de Cléopâtre and "L'Île inconnue," from Les Nuits d'été, Opus 7, no.6. The concert opens Brahms and his Variations on a Theme by Haydn, and we'll hear the Symphony No. 4 in D minor by Schumann and the concert concludes with the Serenade in A major No. 2 by Brahms.

Airs Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 12 noon. The Lyric Opera of Chicago continues this week with a performance of Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz starring Christine Goerke as Cassandre; Susan Graham as Didon; Brandon Jovanovich as Énée; Lucas Meachem as Chorèbe; Christian Van Horn as Narbal; and Okka von der Damerau as Anna. The director is Tim Albery, the chorus master is Michael Black, and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.

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Airs Saturday, February 27, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a broadcast from November 21, 2015: Berg’s Lulu. Marlis Petersen starred as the seductive young heroine, a role in which she’s won worldwide acclaim. Johan Reuter played Dr. Schön and Jack the Ripper, whose obsessions lead to death and destruction. Susan Graham, who has sung over 20 different roles at the Met, added a new role to her repertory as the Countess Geschwitz, one of Lulu’s most devoted admirers.

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Airs Saturday, January 2, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Johann Strauss Jr.’s sparkling operetta Die Fledermaus. After a 45-year career at the Met, during which he has led more than 85 operas, James Levine expands his repertory with his first-ever Met performances of this work. Die Fledermaus is being performed in an English version featuring dialogue by Broadway playwright Douglas Carter Beane, which premiered two seasons ago. Susanna Phillips and Paulo Szot reprise the roles of Rosalinde and Dr. Falke.

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