Festivals & Series

Susan Graham Vocal Master Class

Part of the Tichio-Finnie Vocal Master Class Series

Friday, May 5, 2023 at 7:00pm CDT

Galvin Recital Hall

Yasuko Oura, piano

Hailed as “an artist to treasure” (New York Times) and “America’s favorite mezzo” (Gramophone), Susan Graham has mastered an impressive range of repertoire over the course of her career. Her operatic roles span four centuries, ranging from the title role in Monteverdi’s Poppea to Sister Helen Prejean in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking (written especially for her). Graham makes regular concert appearances with the world’s foremost orchestras and her discography comprises a wealth of opera, orchestral, and solo recordings. Among her numerous honors are a Grammy Award, an Opera News Award, and the title of Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year, as well as the French government’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. In this master class, she coaches Bienen School voice and opera program students.

Richard Strauss, “Wie du warst” from Der Rosenkavalier 
Julia Woodring, mezzo-soprano 

Ernest Chausson, “Le temps des lilas” 
Lauryn Nelson, mezzo-soprano 

Richard Strauss, “Presentation of the Rose” from Der Rosenkavalier 
Isobel Anthony, soprano 

Benjamin Britten, “Through the port comes the moon-shine astray” from Billy Budd 
Andrew Sprague, baritone 

George Frideric Handel, “Sta nell’Ircana pietrosa tana” from Alcina 
Michelle Mariposa, mezzo-soprano 

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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID.

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.