Susan Graham, mezzo
Malcolm Martineau, piano

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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About This Performance

Susan Graham, “America’s favorite mezzo” (Gramophone), returns to the Perelman Theater, applying her lustrous voice and exquisite tones to Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben (A Woman’s Love and Life), a beloved eight-song cycle sung from a woman’s perspective. Graham and the incomparable pianist Malcolm Martineau have designed a program which supplements Schumann’s work with songs of similar content from various composers around the world, with eight languages represented overall.

Frauenliebe und-leben: Variations
Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben with related works by Grieg, Strauss, Mahler, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, and others.

This concert is supported in part by Grant Greapentrog

The Artist(s)

Susan Graham
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Susan Graham – hailed as “an artist to treasure” by the New York Times – rose to the highest echelon of international performers within just a few years of her professional debut, mastering an astonishing range of repertoire and genres along the way. Her operatic roles span four centuries, from Monteverdi’s Poppea to Sister Helen Prejean in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking,… Read More
Malcolm Martineau, piano
Malcolm Martineau was born in Edinburgh, read Music at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and studied at the Royal College of Music. Recognised as one of the leading accompanists of his generation, he has worked with many of the world’s greatest singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet Baker, Olaf Bär, Barbara Bonney, Ian Bostridge, Angela Gheorghiu,… Read More


Spotlight on Susan Graham
Susan Graham on "Living the Classical Life"