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I used to think you were all sugar water

With all due respect to the splendid Susan Graham, you may not be a born Regina in The Little Foxes if you’re the sort of person who exclaims “Good gravy!” [New York Times]

It was a euphoria beyond anything she’d ever felt on the stage!

grueling“Guiding her with his hand on her back, he instinctively understood whom she wanted to talk to and whom they should avoid. And she had forgotten how well he could move until he twirled her across the floor. The after-party, at which the women reclined on sofas while dangling their pumps from their toes and the men loosened their ties and drank Scotch, reminded them of a champagne ad. But mostly they were intoxicated with each other.” [New York Times]

Indulgence in the first degree

Coming September 17 from La Polverosa, a new CD entitled Guilty Pleasures, “featuring some of Renée’s personal favorite selections she has long wanted to record. The album includes arias from operas by Dvorak, Smetana and Tchaikovsky, coupled with indulgences such as ‘Danny Boy,’ John Corigliano‘s The Ghosts of Versailles and the ‘Flower Duet’ from Delibes Lakmé, for which she is joined by the incomparable Susan Graham [not pictured].”