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Denyce Graves

 
Bio:
Graves made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1995 and has appeared at many opera houses. Though her repertoire is extensive, her signature parts are the title roles in Carmen and Samson et Dalila. Graves also made many appearances on the children's television series, "Between the Lions" where ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Graves made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1995 and has appeared at many opera houses. Though her repertoire is extensive, her signature parts are the title roles in Carmen and Samson et Dalila. Graves also made many appearances on the children's television series, "Between the Lions" where ... (read complete bio)

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Lyric Opera of Chicago Production, 2015
Nettie Fowler

Denyce Graves Biography

Graves made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1995 and has appeared at many opera houses. Though her repertoire is extensive, her signature parts are the title roles in Carmen and Samson et Dalila. Graves also made many appearances on the children's television series, "Between the Lions" where she used her talents to teach children sounds of words. On January 20, 2005, she sang the patriotic song "American Anthem" during the 55th Presidential Inauguration, between the swearing-in ceremonies of Vice President Dick Cheney and President George W. Bush for their second terms in office.




Denyce Graves News

Photos: First Look at Kelli O'Hara, Renée Fleming & Joyce DiDonato in THE HOURS at T Photo Photos: First Look at Kelli O'Hara, Renée Fleming & Joyce DiDonato in THE HOURS at The Metropolitan Opera
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2022

Get a first look at soprano Renée Fleming, actress and singer Kelli O'Hara and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato in the world premiere staging of Kevin Puts's The Hours at The Metropolitan Opera.

Leslie Odom, Jr. to Star in LET FREEDOM RING CELEBRATION at the Kennedy Center Photo Leslie Odom, Jr. to Star in LET FREEDOM RING CELEBRATION at the Kennedy Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Georgetown University will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a free, ticketed musical tribute, the Let Freedom Ring Celebration. The annual program, part of the Center’s Millennium Stage free daily performance series, features Leslie Odom, Jr.

Kelli O'Hara, Renée Fleming & Joyce DiDonato to Star in World Premiere Staging of TH Photo Kelli O'Hara, Renée Fleming & Joyce DiDonato to Star in World Premiere Staging of THE HOURS at The Metropolitan Opera
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2022

The Metropolitan Opera will present the world-premiere staging of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts’s The Hours, November 22–December 15. This marks the return of soprano Renée Fleming, starring alongside actress and singer Kelli O’Hara and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the opera’s trio of heroines.

Lyric Fest to Present ODE TO THE LOST SONG, a Collection Of Songs From Norwegian Comp Photo Lyric Fest to Present ODE TO THE LOST SONG, a Collection Of Songs From Norwegian Composer Arne Dørumsgaard
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2022

Lyric Fest will continue its 20th anniversary season with Ode to the Lost Song, a collection of songs by Norwegian composer Arne Dørumsgaard, on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 7:00pm at the Moorestown Community House in Moorestown, NJ, and Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 7:00pm at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

Review: October 16 Season Premiere of PETER GRIMES at The Met Photo Review: October 16 Season Premiere of PETER GRIMES at The Met
by George Weinhouse - Oct 19, 2022

One of the momentous events of the first season at the new Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center (and there were many) was the new production of Benjamin Britten's PETER GRIMES in 1967.  Although it had its Met premiere in 1948 at the old house, it was the Tyrone Guthrie production  that cemented its place in the Met repertory.  Starring Jon Vickers as its protagonist, it served to introduce his portrayal to a generation relatively new to the opera.  For approximately the next twenty years Vickers would play Grimes at most revivals.  Since then, there have been others who have played the role-Philip Langridge, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, and Anthony Dean Griffey-and left their mark on this almost mythical role.

Peabody Announces Transformed Arts Conservatory Model, Expanding The Canon, and 21st- Photo Peabody Announces Transformed Arts Conservatory Model, Expanding The Canon, and 21st-Century Career Prep
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2022

With the largest student body in its 165-year history this September, the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University welcomed 760 musicians and dancers hailing from 44 states and more than 30 countries to Baltimore to study and perform with its diverse and distinguished artist faculty.

Portland Opera Opens 2022/23 Season With Bizet's CARMEN Photo Portland Opera Opens 2022/23 Season With Bizet's CARMEN
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2022

Portland Opera launches their 2022/23 season this November with a cultural touchstone, Bizet's Carmen. Featuring melodic gems such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song, this new-to-Portland production, originated by Denyce Graves in her directorial debut.

Sphinx Virtuosi To Perform Works By Black And Latinx Artists At Carnegie Hall On Octo Photo Sphinx Virtuosi To Perform Works By Black And Latinx Artists At Carnegie Hall On October 13
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2022

The Sphinx Virtuosi — the self-conducted chamber orchestra composed of eighteen Black and Latinx classical soloists that serves as the flagship performing entity of the Sphinx Organization — will make its annual appearance at Carnegie Hall.

OPERA America Welcomes Six New Members to Its Board of Directors Photo OPERA America Welcomes Six New Members to Its Board of Directors
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, has welcomed a new class of six board members that includes creators, administrators, artist managers, and opera company trustees. They join the Board of Directors under the ongoing leadership of Chair Carol F. Henry, esteemed philanthropist and founding trustee of Los Angeles Opera.

Single Tickets For Houston Grand Opera's 2022â€"23 Season Now On Sale Photo Single Tickets For Houston Grand Opera's 2022â€"23 Season Now On Sale
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2022

Houston Grand Opera's mainstage 2022–23 season has something for everyone and is comprised of 46 performances across seven productions.

Denyce Graves Videos

VIDEO: Watch The 2022 Bayer Fund Artists-in-Training Program Winter Recital from Oper Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch The 2022 Bayer Fund Artists-in-Training Program Winter Recital from Opera Theatre St. Louis

by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2022

Join the 2021–22 class of the Bayer Fund Artists-in-Training program for a free virtual recital, adjudicated by renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves!

VIDEO: Janai Brugger Sings 'Summertime' in Rehearsal For The Metropolitan Opera's POR Videoplay
VIDEO: Janai Brugger Sings 'Summertime' in Rehearsal For The Metropolitan Opera's PORGY AND BESS

by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2021

The Metropolitan Opera has posted a video from the final dress rehearsal of their production of Porgy and Bess. In the video, Janai Brugger sings Clara’s Act I aria 'Summertime', conducted by David Robertson.

VIDEO: Renee Fleming Launches 'Healing Breath' Series to Help COVID-19 Survivors Videoplay
VIDEO: Renee Fleming Launches 'Healing Breath' Series to Help COVID-19 Survivors

by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2021

Soprano and Arts/Health Advocate Renée Fleming has launched Healing Breath: a series of breathing exercises shared by opera singers, actors and Broadway stars for anyone trying to regain breath after illness.

VIDEO: Watch Audra McDonald, Josh Groban & More in UNITED IN SONG PBS Special Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Audra McDonald, Josh Groban & More in UNITED IN SONG PBS Special

by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2021

On New Year's Eve, JoAnn Falletta conducted the National Symphony Orchestra in the PBS Special, United in Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America. The star-studded performance-filmed at George Washington's Mount Vernon and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts-encourages our nation to come together and celebrate our irrepressible strength as we welcome the New Year.

BWW Exclusive: Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform 'Wheels of a Dream' fro Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform 'Wheels of a Dream' from 'Ragtime' for UNITED IN SONG: CELEBRATING THE RESILIENCE OF AMERICA

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2020

In this exclusive clip from the upcoming PBS special “United in Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America,” Tony winners Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell perform “Wheels of a Dream” from “Ragtime.”

VIDEO: Opera Singer Denyce Graves Performs as Part of Memorial For Justice Ruth Bader Videoplay
VIDEO: Opera Singer Denyce Graves Performs as Part of Memorial For Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2020

Opera singer Denyce Graves recently performed as part of a memorial for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At PORGY AND BESS Rehearsals At The Met Opera Choreographed B Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At PORGY AND BESS Rehearsals At The Met Opera Choreographed By Camille A. Brown

by Alan Henry - Sep 11, 2019

Get a first look at rehearsals for James Robinson's new production of the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, which features choreography by Camille A. Brown and opens the 2019a?'20 season on September 23.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At PORGY AND BESS Rehearsals Of 'It Ain't Necessarily So' At  Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At PORGY AND BESS Rehearsals Of 'It Ain't Necessarily So' At The Met Opera

by Alan Henry - Aug 30, 2019

Get a first look at rehearsals for James Robinson's new production of the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, which features choreography by Camille A. Brown and opens the 2019a?'20 season on September 23.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At PORGY AND BESS Rehearsals At The Met Opera Choreographed B Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At PORGY AND BESS Rehearsals At The Met Opera Choreographed By Camille A. Brown

by Alan Henry - Aug 26, 2019

Get a first look at rehearsals for James Robinson's new production of the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, which features choreography by Camille A. Brown and opens the 2019a?"20 season on September 23.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE's 'Easily Assimilated' Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE's 'Easily Assimilated'

by Alan Henry - May 21, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, running now through May 26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Check out photos of the production below!