Famous People from Midland County Texas
Born July 23, 1960 in Roswell New Mexico, Susan Graham was raised in Midland, Texas, Graham is a graduate of Texas Tech
University and the Manhattan School of Music. Graham made her
international début at Covent Garden in 1994, playing Massenet's Chérubin. She has also premièred several roles in contemporary
operas, including John Harbison's The Great Gatsby (Jordan Baker),
Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking (Sister Helen Prejean), and Tobias
Picker's An American Tragedy (Sondra Finchley).
Graham sang "Bless This House" at George W. Bush's second
inauguration on January 20, 2005,and Schubert's "Ave Maria" at
the nationally televised funeral mass for Senator Edward M. Kennedy
of Massachusetts on August 29, 2009.
In March, 2017 it was announced Graham will serve as Artistic
Advisor to LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program,
beginning in the 2017/18 season.
Susan Graham on Facebook