Opera singer Denyce Graves talks with Naomi Lewin about what it's like to be an international opera star
Ms. Graves made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1995, singing the title role in Carmen. Since then, her career has taken her to the world’s great opera houses and concert halls throughout the world. In May of 2005 she performed a role that was written for her in Richard Danielpour’s opera, Margaret Garner. This work was co-commissioned by Cincinnati Opera.
Denyce sings a wide range of repertoire. Her programs include classical repertoire of German Lieder, French mélodie, and English art song, as well as the popular music of Broadway musicals, crossover and jazz together with American spirituals. She appears regularly on radio and television as a musical performer, celebrity guest, and as the subject of documentaries and other special programming.