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Susan Graham to appear on “Martha Stewart Show” Friday, May 8th

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will
appear on tomorrow’s “Martha Stewart Show”, stopping by the program for the
second time this season for a special Mother’s Day episode.  The opera diva joins the domestic diva
to help bake a cake, share experiences about the life of an opera singer, and
talk about her upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall.  Graham and Stewart have formed a great friendship, with
Graham becoming become a regular visitor to the show while Stewart frequently
attends concerts and Metropolitan Opera performances – the two even swapped
drink recipes during the intermission of the Met Opera’s Live in HD broadcast of the opening night of the Met’s 125th
anniversary season.

This latest appearance on “The Martha Stewart Show”
comes as Susan Graham joins the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for a series of
concerts culminating at Carnegie Hall on May 11, where she will sing world
premieres of three brand new Ned Rorem songs as well as premiering eight
newly-orchestrated arrangements – which Rorem has collectively titled 11
Songs for Susan
.  Graham’s recording Songs by Ned
, featuring Malcolm Martineau
at the piano, was issued by Erato in 2000, when it was abundantly praised by
numerous critics and nominated for a Gramophone Award for “Best Vocal
Recording”.  Graham has called Rorem
“the godfather of American song, with thoughtful melodies that go straight to
the heart.”  She explains: “I’m
thrilled that Orpheus has commissioned orchestrated versions so that we can
revisit these jewels in a new way.” 

For further information
about Susan Graham’s appearance on “The Martha Stewart Show”, please check
local listings and visit

In New York City, “The
Martha Stewart Show” can be seen on WNBC, Channel 4, at 11am on Friday, May 8.

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