Saturday, September 01, 2007

Quote of the Day

Susan Graham has been on the Iphigenie Tour since last year so by the time she brings it to the Met, I know that gold ceiling will catch fire! Of course, we have our tickets. In yesterday's London Times, she said, “I came from cowboys, but I was raised to believe I could do anything I wanted to do. When I said I wanted to be an opera singer my parents looked at me like I said I wanted to be an alien mud wrestler on Mars, but they didn’t see any reason why I shouldn’t be able to try it.”
The author notes, "Very little about Graham is froufrou. She’s quick to correct my labelling her a Southerner (she was born in Roswell, New Mexico, later moving to Midland, Texas). 'Southwesterner – it’s different. It’s cowboys versus southern belles.' And Graham comes from proper rancher stock. 'We’re talking about a certain kind of ruggedness, and a pioneer spirit. My grandfathers really were cowboys – that’s something I’m very proud of.'"

Is there any wonder she's my favorite mezzo and home town girl?


of the kosmos said...

LOVE her.

kristen said...

Me too. Iphigenie is intense, but she is just amazing.